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Famed Fossil Isn’t a Bird After All, Analysis Says

28th July 2011

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One of the world’s most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn’t a bird at all.

Chinese scientists are proposing a change to the evolutionary family tree that boots Archaeopteryx off the “bird” branch and onto a closely related branch of birdlike dinosaurs.

Well, that’s a disappointment.

One Response to “Famed Fossil Isn’t a Bird After All, Analysis Says”

  1. Paul, Just This Guy, You Know? Says:

    So much for the “settled” science.