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Meet the Theropods! illustration by Phil Wilson S 0\ZLQJVGRQ·W KDYHIHDWKHUV&#0f; EXW, can Á\ ixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs died out— except for one group. Some small dinosaurs are still alive today: birds. Birds are the last remaining members of the theropod group, the group that included Tyrannosaurus rex. While a chicken might not look much like T. rex, they have a lot in common. Both have two legs; light, air-filled bones; and feet with three toes pointing forward. These are traits that most theropods share. Theropod dinosaurs even had feathers! However, large theropods like T. rex could not fly. 4

Meet the Theropods!

Sixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs died out—except for one group. Some small dinosaurs are still alive today: birds.

Birds are the last remaining members of the theropod group, the group that included Tyrannosaurus rex. While a chicken might not look much like T. rex, they have a lot in common.

Both have two legs; light, air-filled bones; and feet with three toes pointing forward. These are traits that most theropods share. Theropod dinosaurs even had feathers! However, large theropods like T. rex could not fly.

Some theropods, like Microraptor, were only about the size of a crow.

Like T. rex, many theropods ate meat, but some ate plants. Therizinosaurs (THER-uh-ZEE-no-sors) used their huge claws to tear down leafy tree branches to eat.

Giant theropods like Spinosaurus (SPY-no-sor-us) were longer than a school bus from snout to tail.

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