Thursday, September 14, 2006

 

World's oldest webbed bird footprint found in South Korea (Ignotornis yangi)

Changseon Island South Korea Webbed Bird Footprint Ignotornis yangi (Evolution Research: John Latter / Jorolat)

World's oldest webbed bird footprint found in South Korea: Kim Jeong-Yul, an earth science professor at the Korea National University of Education in Cheongju, said his team discovered 100 fossilized prints on Changseon Island, 270 kilometers (162 miles) south of Seoul.

'The prints were found in a geological stratum created 110 million years ago,' he said, adding each print was 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) wide and 5.1 centimeters long.
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Breaking news - the only other (identical) report at the moment is from South Africa's News24

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