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Birds' Oldest Ancestor Lived 130 Million Years Ago

The ultimate early bird pushes back the evolutionary record of modern birds by around 6 million years.

Published On 05/05/2015
11:00 AM EDT
Feathers of Archaeornithura meemannae: (a) left wing; (b) right wing; (c) covert feathers over the skull and neck; (d) alular feathers on the left alular digit. | Wang et al., Nature Communications