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Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists


The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows. (BBC News - Science & Environment) More More

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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:43 pm | Google News

Fossil sheds light on evolutionary journey from dinosaur to bird - The Guardian


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Fossil sheds light on evolutionary journey from dinosaur to bird
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Now a team of researchers from the UK and US have produced a clear picture of what the head of the animal looked like, after analysis of four more skulls of the bird. Experts say the findings help to unpick how modern birds evolved from their dinosaur ...

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Not one, but three Jurassic worlds, in new UK museum exhibition - The Guardian


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Not one, but three Jurassic worlds, in new UK museum exhibition
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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 4:52 am | Google News

The palaeontology of rocks, clocks and zombie lineages - The Guardian


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The palaeontology of rocks, clocks and zombie lineages
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Posted on 11 April 2018 | 2:30 am | Google News

Dinosaur footprints found on Skye - The Guardian


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Dinosaur footprints found on Skye
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Researchers have unearthed a new site of about 50 tracks, some as big as a car tyre, from dinosaurs that roamed the island during the Middle Jurassic. The study, published in the Scottish Journal of Geology, builds on previous dinosaur finds on the ...
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Posted on 3 April 2018 | 3:31 am | Google News

Archaeopteryx May Have Flown in Short Bursts, Like Modern Day Pheasants - The Wire


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Archaeopteryx May Have Flown in Short Bursts, Like Modern Day Pheasants
The Wire
Most scientists aren't positive about Archaeopteryx's ability to fly. Richard Cowen, a geologist at UC Davis said, “Archaeopteryx could not fly well; I suspect that it hardly flew at all. In fact, Archaeopteryx evolved structures that were active ...

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Posted on 24 March 2018 | 9:04 am | Google News

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