Wonderchicken fossil casts new light on chicken evolution – EarthSky

Earthsky.org The oldest known bird fossil, from the age of dinosaurs, has skull features similar to modern chickens. The scientists who found it have nicknamed it When Daniel J. Field of Cambridge University and his team ran a CT scan on a small rock with protruding fossil bones, they were in for a big surprise.…

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Belgium’s ‘Wonderchicken’ Believed to Be Ancestor of Standard Birds

The remains of a small bird are giving scientists a rare look at early ancestors of modern birds. Scientists believe it may be the oldest known fossil from this group of animals. Researchers are calling the ancient creature “Wonderchicken.” They say the fossil dates back to right before an asteroid hit the Earth, killing off…

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