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Largest-Ever Flying Bird Was Twice The Size Of A Modern Albatross
2014-07-08 08:52:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By studying the fossilized remains of an ancient great bird, scientists have found what is believed to be the largest flying bird ever discovered, according to research appearing in the July 7 edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to study author Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, the creature now known as Pelagornis sandersi likely lived 25 million...

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2007-07-03 11:57:04

WASHINGTON -- Weighing in at 150 pounds or more, the all-time biggest bird couldn't just hop into the air and fly away, researchers say. A team led by Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University used computer programs originally designed for aircraft to analyze the probable flight characteristics of Argentavis magnificens, a giant bird that lived in South America 6 million years ago. Like today's condors and other large birds, Argentavis would have had to rely on updrafts to remain in the...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'