Archaeopteryx Is Not a Forgery

  title={Archaeopteryx Is Not a Forgery},
  author={Alan J. Charig and Frank Greenaway and Angela C. Milner and Cyril A. Walker and Peter J. Whybrow},
  pages={622 - 626}
Archaeopteryx lithographica might be regarded as the most important zoological species known, fossil or recent. Its importance lies not in that its transitional nature is unique—there are many such transitional forms at all taxonomic levels—but in the fact that it is an obvious and comprehensible example of organic evolution. There have been recent allegations that the feather impressions on Archaeopteryx are a forgery. In this report, proof of authenticity is provided by exactly matching… Expand

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