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First birds: Archaeopteryx gets company

May 14, 2019 - General

Archaeopteryx’s throne is tottering. Since the discovery of the first fossil of the primal bird in 1861, it had been considered the only bird from the Jurassic geological period. Today’s birds are thought to be direct descendants of carnivorous dinosaurs, with Archaeopteryx representing the oldest known flying representative of this lineage.

The illustration shows the wing of Alcmonavis poeschli as it was found in the limestone slab….

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