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New Archaeopteryx, Naranjo Museum of Natural History

Walk by the new archaeopteryx exhibit and you can hear what they might have sounded like in the late Jurassic.

Archaeopteryxgenus of feathered dinosaur that was once thought to be the oldest known fossil bird. The specimens date to approximately 150 million years ago, during the Late Jurassic Epoch (163.5 million to 145 million years ago), and all were found in the Solnhofen Limestone Formation in Bavaria, Germany, starting in 1861. However, late 20th- and early 21st-century discoveries of other birdlike fossils of similar age, including Xiaotingia zhengi from the Liaoning deposits in China, have prompted several paleontologists to call for the reclassification of Archaeopteryx as a dinosaur. –https://www.britannica.com/animal/Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx, Berlin Natural History Museum
Posted May 19, 2021
Categories: Blog, Current Exhibits, Exhibits, Exhibits and Activities, The Museum

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