CT-scan-based skull restoration and life reconstruction of the toothed stem bird Ichthyornis dispar shows that the first form of the avian beak was a precision pincer-tip probably used for fine manipulation. | Michael Hanson and Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar

‘Fish Bird’ Had Avian Beak and Sharp, Curved Dinosaur Teeth

Newly discovered Icthyornis dispar fossils reveal what bird beaks looked like as they first appeared in nature.

Published On 05/02/2018
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