New Species of “Missing Link” Between Dinosaurs and Birds Identified

Archaeopteryx chasing a juvenile Compsognathus. Credit: Durbed

(From Science Daily)

Known as the “Icon of Evolution” and “the missing link” between dinosaurs and birds, Archaeopteryx has become one of the most famous fossil discoveries in Palaeontology.

Now, as part of an international team of scientists, researchers at The University of Manchester have identified a new species of Archaeopteryx that is closer to modern birds in evolutionary terms.

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