Archaeopteryx remains a key link in dinosaur-bird evolution, but maybe it wasn’t all that unique.
“[Its] teeth are the size of a sand grain. Without a microscope you’d just throw them away,” says one of its discoverers.
It’s like Disneyworld for paleontologists.
The Jurassic had flesh-eating fish… of course it did.
IT’S. SO. TINY!
Well, talk about a big catch.
What do you get when you cross a reptile and a mammal? We don’t know, but it certainly evolved from a synapsid.
Poor baby snake!
An unusual creature form a long, long time ago.
Talk about a surprising find!
What’s with the long face?
Most birds could fly by that time — but it was the ones that couldn’t that survived.
Talk about a groundbreaking discovery.
Ignorance at its finest.
It’s a mix of surprisingly old and surprisingly modern.
An amazing and dangerous encounter between humans and an ice age species was trapped in fossilized mud.
It’s an extremely well-preserved fossil, but for now, it raises more questions than it answers.
It’s impressive that we can learn so much about something so fragile, from so long ago.
These proto-birds may have evolved just like their modern relatives.