Image: Confuciusornis

Confuciusornis

Confuciusornis sanctus was an early bird that lived 125 million years ago in China.

Creator:
James Reece
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© Australian Museum

Notes

Confuciusornis had many primitive features including claws on the wings. However, it had more advanced features than Archaeopteryx as it was one of the earliest known birds to havea shortened bony tail and a toothless beak. It als had feathers suited for flight.

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