MAIL ONLINE: Dinosaur fossil with feathers and clawed FINGERS may be a whole new species of the 'first bird' Archaeopteryx

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 26/10/2018

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A new species of the famous archaeopteryx has been discovered by scientists, confirming its status as the link between dinosaurs and birds.

The find confirms the creature - which had avian feathers but teeth and clawed fingers like a reptile - was the world's first avian.

Recent studies of archaeopteryx bones had suggested the creature was not a bird at all, but rather a feathered reptile that hunted on the ground.

But a new analysis of the youngest known archaeopteryx fossil shows it had the capacity to fly, as well as other bird-like traits, such as thin, air-filled bones.

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TitleDinosaur fossil with feathers and clawed FINGERS may be a whole new species of the 'first bird' Archaeopteryx
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/10/18
DescriptionA new species of the famous archaeopteryx has been discovered by scientists, confirming its status as the link between dinosaurs and birds.

The find confirms the creature - which had avian feathers but teeth and clawed fingers like a reptile - was the world's first avian.

Recent studies of archaeopteryx bones had suggested the creature was not a bird at all, but rather a feathered reptile that hunted on the ground.

But a new analysis of the youngest known archaeopteryx fossil shows it had the capacity to fly, as well as other bird-like traits, such as thin, air-filled bones.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6317169/Newly-species-bird-Archaeopteryx-discovered.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsJohn Nudds

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