John Ostrom

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American paleontologist

Why Is John Ostrom Influential?

According to Wikipedia, John Harold Ostrom was an American paleontologist who revolutionized modern understanding of dinosaurs in the 1960s. As first proposed by Thomas Henry Huxley in the 1860s, Ostrom showed that dinosaurs were more like big non-flying birds than they were like lizards , and even proved that birds themselves are a type of theropod saurischian dinosaur. Since dinosaurs themselves are considered reptiles, Ostrom’s work made zoologists question if birds should be considered an order of Reptilia instead of their own class, Aves.

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