Palaeontology: An icon knocked from its perch

@article{Witmer2011PalaeontologyAI,
  title={Palaeontology: An icon knocked from its perch},
  author={Lawrence M. Witmer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={475},
  pages={458-459}
}
  • L. Witmer
  • Published 28 July 2011
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Nature
As sesquicentennial celebrations commemorate the discovery of Archaeopteryx as a historical symbol of evolution and the oldest fossil bird, new work shakes the dinosaur family tree — and our view of this icon. See Article p.465 When is a bird not a bird? When it's Archaeopteryx. In the 150th anniversary of its discovery, the position of Archaeopteryx as the earliest-known bird has been weakened thanks to the discovery of increasing numbers of feathered, bird-like dinosaurs over the past decade… 

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