Posts Tagged ‘Fossil bird’

WFS News: Researchers discover 48-million-year-old lipids in a fossil bird

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev As a rule, soft parts do not withstand the ravages of time; hence, the majority of vertebrate fossils consist only of bones. Under these circumstances, a new discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Messel Pit” near Darmstadt in Germany comes as an even bigger surprise: a 48-million-year […]

Fossil bird from 125 million years ago shows some dinosaur traits

BEIJING, Oct. 8 (UPI) — A bird 125 million years ago had two distinct kinds of feathers, resembling those of non-flying feathered reptiles and modern birds, Chinese researchers say.A new analysis of the fossil Jeholornis, first described more than a decade ago, revealed a previously unrecognized second group of flight feathers at the base of […]