Image: Marine diving-bird, Parahesperornis alexi

Marine diving-bird, Parahesperornis alexi

Marine diving-bird, Parahesperornis alexi, based on fossil from USA, Late Cretaceous, 89–70 million years ago.

Creator:
Anne Musser
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

This primitive, toothed bird was adapted to life in water. Its wings were too small for flight and walking was difficult as its legs were at the back of its body.

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Tags marine birds, sea birds, Late Cretaceous, toothed bird, diving, dinosaur world,