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Offline thedoc

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Jessica asked the Naked Scientists:
   Hi guys!
What would have been the last known dinosaur breed left before extinction if they did die out slowly.
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What do you think?
« Last Edit: 02/02/2016 07:50:02 by _system »


 

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Re: What was the last dinosaur species to go extinct?
« Reply #1 on: 02/02/2016 09:57:31 »
The birds.
 

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Re: What was the last dinosaur species to go extinct?
« Reply #2 on: 02/02/2016 10:07:18 »
There could well have been a more recent one, but this is the last dinosaur to go extinct that I know off;
Quote from: wikipedia
The Kauaʻi nukupuʻu (Hemignathus hanapepe) is a species of nukupuʻu once found throughout parts of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. It is an insect eater that picks out its tiny prey from tree bark. The males are yellowish with brown wings, while the females are grayish brown with a yellow throat streak.
The species was abundant until the 19th century, when the loss of its lowland forests to slash and burn farming methods damaged its habitat. By 1889, this bird was very rare, though it could still be found in small flocks in the higher forests. Sightings took place through the 20th century. It is feared that the damage from Hurricane Iniki in 1992 created more damage to the bird's habitat, and there have been no sightings since 1996.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaua%CA%BBi_nukupu%CA%BBu#/media/File:HemignathusKeulemans.jpg
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