Friday, February 5, 2010

Archaeopteryx

When we were at the museum, I saw a fossil of an Archaeopteryx. I knew immediately what it was, but in the moment did not give it much thought. It was not until later when I started thinking about it, that it dawned on me what I had seen.

When I was a kid, I remember reading a National Geographic article, all spread out on the floor, about the Archaeopteryx. It talked about transitional fossils, the idea of dinosaurs turning into birds, and there was a photo if the Berlin Specimen. What I saw was the very fossil that I was so fascinated with as a kid, the exact one!

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