Scientists have discovered the remains of the first on Earth birds

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According to scientists, a dinosaur skeleton found in China Jurassic could also be the oldest bird known on present day. Aurornis xui fossil was found in the past year at the museum in the Fossil and Geology Park in Yazhou in the PRC, but the first to find this find was a farmer in Liaoning Province long before of this. The find is the first dinosaur bird Aurornis xui. This is an extinct dinosaur genus that existed over 150 million years ago. After careful research, a paleontologist Royal Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels (Belgium) Pascal Gottfried said: “I believe that the find can be attributed more to a bird than to a dinosaur. Difference between birds and dinosaurs has a very thin and conditional line. “Paleontologist and dinosaur expert at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History Lewis Chappy thinks dinosaur birds are like modern birds and are their ancestors. This is evidenced by the skeleton dinosaur birds, in particular thighs. Concerning known to all archeopteryx, then repeated studies confirm that archeopteryx is bird-like a fossil representing the remains of an ancient bird. Archeopteryx is another representative of transitional forms from land animals to birds. Aurornis xui could reach half a meter in height. He had more characteristics inherent in birds than terrestrial animals, in particular wings and feathers, as well as a long beak and sharp teeth. Wings these creatures used to smoothly movement between trees. Researchers suggest that Aurornis xui is a more ancient progenitor of birds than archeopteryx.

Sergey Vasilenkov

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