New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers

  title={New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers},
  author={Christian Foth and Helmut Tischlinger and Oliver W. M. Rauhut},
Discoveries of bird-like theropod dinosaurs and basal avialans in recent decades have helped to put the iconic ‘Urvogel’ Archaeopteryx into context and have yielded important new data on the origin and early evolution of feathers. However, the biological context under which pennaceous feathers evolved is still debated. Here we describe a new specimen of Archaeopteryx with extensive feather preservation, not only on the wings and tail, but also on the body and legs. The new specimen shows that… 

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