Thursday 30 May 2013

New discoveries

Archaeopteryx restored in fossil reshuffle
By Jonathan Amos
What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed in China.The fossil animal, which retains impressions of feathers, is dated to be about 160 million years old.Scientists have given it the name Aurornis, which means "dawn bird".

Isle of Wight wesserpeton amphibian discovered

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