genus Archaeopteryx

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Noun1.genus Archaeopteryx - a genus of fossil birds
bird genus - a genus of birds
Archaeornithes, subclass Archaeornithes - primitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous
archaeopteryx, Archaeopteryx lithographica, archeopteryx - extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bones; usually considered the most primitive of all birds
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It could be the next speciment of the rare genus Archaeopteryx, the most primitive known bird--one that is helping scientists link Aves back to their reptilian ancestors.