archeopteryx


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Noun1.archeopteryx - extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bonesarcheopteryx - 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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Notable performances include dance company, Archeopteryx 8.
The best known Canadian example is the Burgess Shale locality near Field in BC and perhaps the most famous lagerstatten are the deposits near Solnhofen in southern Germany that have produced nine Archeopteryx, "feathered dinosaurs", over the past 150 or more years.
Their reasoning works this way: when a fossil is found that has intermediate features such as Artiocetus, a walking whale or Archeopteryx, a flying reptile with a toothed, lizard-like skull and feathers; their tactic is to define it as one animal, a bird or a whale, respectively.