How well could "early bird" dinosaurs actually fly?

The dinosaur Archaeopteryx may not be a household name, but its fossils are some of the most interesting and important ever found. With its feathers and light, thin, bird-like bones, the creature is widely regarded as one of the earliest ancestors of modern birds, but the question of whether or not it could actively fly has been debated for decades. Now, scientists have taken X-ray scans of fossil specimens, and concluded that the answer is yes – sort of... Continue Reading How well could "early bird" dinosaurs actually fly? Category: Science Tags: Birds Dinosaurs Europe Flight Fossils X-ray Related Articles: Croc-like fossil reveals earliest dinosaur ancestor Bog-pickled dinosaur brains make for a remarkable fossil Triceratops-like dinosaur tooth fills gap in history of American continent

How well could "early bird" dinosaurs actually fly?

The dinosaur Archaeopteryx may not be a household name, but its fossils are some of the most interesting and important ever found. With its feathers and light, thin, bird-like bones, ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Gizmag

Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from BBC News

Feathered dino flew, not glided

High-tech imaging reveals clues to the origin of flight. Andrew Masterson reports.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Dino-bird had wings made for flapping, not just gliding

Archaeopteryx fossils suggest the dino-birds were capable of flapping their wings in flight.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from ScienceNews

The early bird got to fly: Archaeopteryx was an active flyer

The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino-bird Archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. Valuable ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Phys.org

This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today

The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from National Geographic

Celebrated dino-bird Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been a champion aviator, but the famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, though ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Reuters Science

Dinosaur finally gets its wings: Study proves Archaeopteryx could fly

A new study gives the late-Jurassic beast its wings, determining it was capable of active flight or passive gliding.        

Tue 13 Mar 18 from USA today

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