Archaeopteryx fossil

Archaeopteryx fossil

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Credit: HERVE CONGE, ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Archaeopteryx. Fossil of Archaeopteryx, a flying reptile with feathers. The bones (black) are surrounded by feathers (brown areas). The head is at upper centre, with the wings at upper right and lower centre. The legs are at centre left, and the tail is at upper left. Less than ten specimens of Archaeopteryx have been found, all from the Solenhofen limestones of the late Jurassic period (195-135 million years ago), in Bavaria, Germany. Archaeopteryx, while not a direct ancestor of modern birds, is seen as evidence that birds did evolve from dinosaurs. The claws seen on its wings are a combined reptilian and avian characteristic. Archaeopteryx was crow-sized. This is the Berlin Specimen, discovered in 1876/7.

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