This bizarre, pigeon-sized bird flew above the dinosaurs 120 million years ago

This bizarre, pigeon-sized bird flew above the dinosaurs 120 million years ago
 

This strange-looking creature is one of the world’s first known birds that flew above the dinosaurs around 120 million years ago.
A fossil of the creature – which was about the size of pigeon – has been dug up in Japan. Thanks to computer simulations, scientists are able to produce these images of what it may have looked like.
Named Fukuipteryx prima, its remarkably preserved bones were entombed in rocsk that date back to the Early Cretaceous. This is the period when real birds were beginning to appear. Fukuipteryx is the first primitive bird from this time found outside China.
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17 November 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 182
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