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When Paleontologists Disagree: Who Do You Trust?

Gregrory Paul
(2002, figure 3.1; Fig. 1) published various illustrations of the skull of several specimens of the basal bird, Archaeopteryx, as restored by several paleontologists. 936 more words

Reptile Family Tree

review: Grafix Block Tech Dinosaur Island Pterodactyl and Animal Planet Dinosaur

With Jurassic World due for release at theaters this month, I thought it would be fun to look at a few dino-related building block sets in anticipation of the film. 523 more words


DIY Survivor

Do or Die

The ancient Archaeopteryx had never turned a wing

Or lifted her substantial claws to help with anything;

She wielded her impressive bill, but only to express… 50 more words


Berlin Natural History Museum

Last week I had the great fortune of a mini European road trip and being in Germany I took the opportunity of visiting the Berlin Museum Fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum).   607 more words


Tuesday 24th March


A genus of early bird, its name comes from ancient Greek and translates as ‘ancient wings’. Archaeopteryx represents a transitional phase between feathered dinosaurs and modern birds and since the nineteenth century it was widely accepted as the oldest known bird, although older potential birds have since been discovered. 159 more words

Terrible Lizard or Overgrown chicken

Much of the study of dinosaur fossils, or paleontology aims to create a picture of the past. Recent evidence suggests that many dinosaurs could in fact be feathered. 688 more words