100 million year old bird wing

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100 million year old bird wing

Postby zetreque on July 14th, 2016, 12:49 am 

A Stunning Look at the First 3-D Prehistoric Bird Wings Ever Found by Scientists
http://www.audubon.org/news/a-stunning-look-first-3-d-prehistoric-bird-wings-ever-found-scientists

This confirms the theory that enantiornithes hatched with full adult plumage, which is a rare feature in modern bird species. (There a few exceptions, such as the Australian Brushturkey.) This probably means that they were ready to run or fly very quickly after being born, and that in turn suggests that they required relatively little parental care.
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