Dino-bird had wings made for flapping, not just gliding

Fossil analysis suggests Archaeopteryx was capable of bursts of flight, like today’s pheasants

The Munich Specimen

ANALYZING ARCHAEOPTERYX  Researchers mounted the block of limestone with the Archaeopteryx fossil known as “The Munich Specimen” to analyze its wing bones. The examination suggests the ancient dino-bird flapped its wings while flying.

Pascal Goetgheluck/ESRF

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