Posts Tagged ‘Archaeopteryx’

WFS News: Early avian evolution: The Archaeopteryx that wasn‘t

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich correct a case of misinterpretation: The first fossil “Archaeopteryx” to be discovered is actually a predatory dinosaur belonging to the anchiornithid family, which was previously known only from finds made in China. Even 150 million years after its first appearance on our […]

New specimen of Archaeopteryx reveals previously unknown features of the plumage

Paleontologists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich are currently studying a new specimen of Archaeopteryx, which reveals previously unknown features of the plumage. The initial findings shed light on the original function of feathers and their recruitment for flight. A century and a half after its discovery and a mere 150 million years or so since […]