Archaeopteryx lithographica


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Noun1.Archaeopteryx lithographica - extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bonesArchaeopteryx lithographica - extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bones; usually considered the most primitive of all birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
genus Archaeopteryx, genus Archeopteryx - a genus of fossil birds
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By varying the wings, breastbone, and body size, visitors can build eight different dinosaurs, ranging from Archaeopteryx lithographica, often called the "first bird," to Velociraptor mongoliensis, and digitally launch them to see whether they will fly.
The new research looked at the dinosaur Anchiornis huxleyi and the Jurassic bird Archaeopteryx lithographica.
The oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx lithographica, lived roughly 150 million years ago and had modern feathers.