Thursday, June 29, 2006

 

Early Bird Caught The Fish: Fossils Depict Aquatic Origins Of Birds 115 Million Years Ago

News: "Gansus is very close to a modern bird and helps fill in the big gap between clearly non-modern birds and the explosion of early birds that marked the Cretaceous period, the final era of the Dinosaur Age,' said Peter Dodson, professor of anatomy at Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine and professor in Penn's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 'Gansus is the oldest example of the nearly modern birds that branched off of the trunk of the family tree that began with the famous proto-bird Archaeopteryx." [Dinosaurs, Fossils, Evolution]

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