Fossil of Early Cretaceous bird from Japan confirmed to be new species

November 20, 2019 - General

An almost complete bird fossil that was unearthed in the central Japan city of Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, has been confirmed as a new species, the researchers announced.

Life restoration of Fukuipteryx prima 
[Credit: Masanori Yoshida]According to Fukui Prefectural University’s Institute of Dinosaur Research and other sources, the fossil was excavated in August 2013 from stratum believed to date back 120 million years, during…

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