Avian Ancestors: Dinosaurs That Learned to Fly

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Credit: Todd Marshall
When it was first discovered in Germany in 1861, Archaeopteryx was hailed as the missing link between birds and dinosaurs and proof for the theory of evolution.…Read More »

This raven-sized animal lived about 150 million years ago and had feathers identical to that of modern flying birds. But Archaeopteryx also had sharp teeth, a long bony tail and clawed fingers.   Less «
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