news center

Piltdown bird

Piltdown bird

作者:莘溺  时间:2019-03-07 04:16:02  人气:

By Jeff Hecht in Boston A FOSSIL that appears to be a bird’s body with a dinosaur tail has left some palaeontologists with egg on their faces. At a press conference in Washington DC last October, the National Geographic Society heralded the fossil’s mixture of bird and dinosaur features as “a true missing link in the complex chain that connects dinosaurs to birds”. Now it seems that glue, not evolution, forged the link. The fossil, named Archaeoraptor liaoningensis, came from the famous Chinese deposits which have yielded a wealth of exquisitely preserved early birds. Stephen Czerkas,