Title Dinosaur fossil with feathers and clawed FINGERS may be a whole new species of the 'first bird' Archaeopteryx Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/10/18 Description A new species of the famous archaeopteryx has been discovered by scientists, confirming its status as the link between dinosaurs and birds.
The find confirms the creature - which had avian feathers but teeth and clawed fingers like a reptile - was the world's first avian.
Recent studies of archaeopteryx bones had suggested the creature was not a bird at all, but rather a feathered reptile that hunted on the ground.
But a new analysis of the youngest known archaeopteryx fossil shows it had the capacity to fly, as well as other bird-like traits, such as thin, air-filled bones.
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6317169/Newly-species-bird-Archaeopteryx-discovered.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490 Persons John Nudds