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Quetzalcoatlus: Bird or Dinosaur?

The enormous, pterodactyl-like quetzalcoatlus may seem like a dinosaur, but technically is not. This video explains why all birds are dinosaurs, but the quetzalcoatlus and other similar creatures were simply flying reptiles.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Hummingbirds are considered dinosaurs, although some flying "dinosaurs" aren't actually considered dinosaurs. 00:16

  2. During the time of the dinosaurs, there were many "winged lizards". 01:26

  3. Birds evolved from two-legged land animals. 02:04

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