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RSS FeedsYes, Archaeopteryx Could Fly, But Not The Way Modern Birds Do, Researchers Say
(WorldNews France)


14 march 2018 06:55:12

Yes, Archaeopteryx Could Fly, But Not The Way Modern Birds Do, Researchers Say
(WorldNews France)

New research indicates that the bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could indeed fly, but in flight it looked more like a swimmer doing the butterfly stroke than a modern bird, CNN reports. Using X-ray imaging techniques at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, researchers were able to take a closer look at Archaeopteryx fossils preserved in limestone without damaging them. Their findings are detailed in a new study in the journal Nature Communications published on Tuesday. Because its fossils are well-studied, researchers knew that if Archaeopteryx could fly, it wasn`t comparable to how birds do, because it had a primitive shoulder structure that wouldn`t...
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