Tag: Archaeopteryx

Feather Fossil Long Thought To Be From Archaeopteryx Bird Belonged To Unknown Dinosaur

Imaging technology revealed the missing quill of a 150-million-year-old fossilized feather discovered in Germany in 1861. Analyses revealed the feather did not belong to the Archaeopteryx bird.

Animals February 5, 2019

Feathered Dinosaur Archaeopteryx Could Fly But Not Similar To Modern Birds

The archaeopteryx was capable of flying when it lived during the late Jurassic Period 150 million years ago. Analysis of the feathered dinosaur wing bones, however, revealed they did not fly as gracefully as modern birds.

Animals March 14, 2018

Mystery Why Birds Don't Have Teeth Finally Solved: Inactive Genes

Genetic data of 48 bird species and an American crocodile reveal why modern day birds do not have teeth despite that they evolved from toothed ancestors.

Animals December 15, 2014

Changyuraptor discovered - world's largest flying dinosaur flew with four wings

The largest flying dinosaur ever discovered has been unearthed in China, and the animal had four wings.

Animals July 16, 2014

New Archaeopteryx fossil suggests dinosaur-era bird wore 'feather trousers'

Researchers studied a new preserved fossil of Archaeopteryx that showed that its hind limb feathers were likely not used for flight purposes. Flight may have, however, been a secondary adaptation of the feathers.

Animals July 4, 2014

Archaeopteryx had feathers before flight - but why?

Feathered dinosaurs developed the body covering before Archaeopteryx, but a new specimen of the fossil could reveal the purpose of feathers before flight.

Animals July 4, 2014

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