Latest Prehistoric birds Stories
It isn’t something that anyone expects to find in an Easter Egg hunt this coming weekend, but a sub-fossilized egg from an extinct type of bird could reach a lofty price when it goes to auction
Researchers recently discovered the fossils of an early bird whose teeth – like its dinosaur cousins – had 'ornamentations' specialized for a tough diet of shelled insects and crabs.
Could extinct birds, including the massive elephant birds that were once native to Madagascar, be resurrected using DNA extracted from fossilized egg shells?
Ostriches, emus, kiwis and other winged non-flyers might seem to be birds of a feather, sharing similar evolutionary origins, but the story could turn out to be much weirder, with perhaps numerous flying ancestors.
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.