Archaeopteryx Knocked From Roost as Original Bird

(Blog Post) Archaeopteryx’s status as the forerunner of modern birds is crumbling in the face of a new, closely-related fossil. The new discovery, a feathered, chicken-sized dinosaur named Xiaotingia, has prompted a fresh look at the dinosaur family tree, casting Archaeopteryx as a bird-like dinosaur rather than dinosaur-like bird. Full Story »

Posted by Kristin Gorski - via Wired
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Posted by: Posted by Kristin Gorski - Jul 27, 2011 - 11:17 AM PDT
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Edited by: Ellie Kesselman - Aug 1, 2011 - 1:53 AM PDT

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