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2011-02-01 11:44:30

According to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology, fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska's Denali National Park. Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, told Reuters that the previously unknown birds were among a wide variety of birds that left fossilized tracks in Denali. "The skies over Denali were a pretty busy place," he said. The birds are considered a new species and...

2011-01-27 14:56:00

Museum of Nature & Science Curator Makes History During Alaskan Dig DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new prehistoric bird species have been discovered and named by Dr. Tony Fiorillo, paleontologist and curator to the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas. The revelation was made following a series of paleontological digs that Fiorillo led in Alaska's Denali National Park from 2006 - 2010. Fossilized bird tracks dating back 70 million years yielded the...