New study finds this feathery dinosaur flew differently, stoking a passionate paleontology debate

The Archaeopteryx probably flapped through the air, but not like any modern bird we know today.

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Archaeopteryx Was Active Flyer, Paleontologists Say

Archaeopteryx is an iconic fossil species with feathered wings from the Late Jurassic of Germany.

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Ancient 'dino-bird' called Archaeopteryx flew like a modern pheasant(1/2)

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How well could "early bird" dinosaurs actually fly?

The dinosaur Archaeopteryx is widely regarded as one of the earliest ancestors of modern birds, but the question of whether or not it could actively fly has been debated for decades. Now, scientists have taken X-ray scans of fossil specimens, and concluded that the answer is yes – sort of.

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Famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

It may not have been a champion aviator, but the famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, though not exactly gracefully, according to a new study.

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Archaeopteryx may have been the first feathered dino to go airborne on its own

It probably took short, low-level flights, like today’s partridges

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The early bird got to fly: Archaeopteryx was an active flyer

The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino-bird Archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. Valuable new information obtained with state-of-the-art synchrotron microtomography allowed an international team of scientists to answer this question.

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Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows.

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

Archaeopteryx fossils suggest the dino-birds were capable of flapping their wings in flight.

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This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today

The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.

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Feathered Dino Archaeopteryx Probably Flew Like a Pheasant

High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.

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Celebrated dino-bird Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

It may not have been a champion aviator, but the famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, though not exactly gracefully, according to a new study. Think Wright Brothers, not F-22 fighter jet.

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Dinosaur finally gets its wings: Study proves Archaeopteryx could fly

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This 'enigmatic' feathered dinosaur didn't fly like modern birds

For more than 150 years, researchers have been studying the fossils of bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx and attempting to answer this question: Did it fly?

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150M year-old dinosaur could probably fly, new research suggests

It has been established as scientific fact that birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs known as maniraptoran theropods, a group that included Velociraptors and other small carnivorous dinosaurs. Now, new research suggests that the 150-million-year old Archaeopteryx, a link between dinosaurs and modern-day birds was able to fly, but drastically different than any cardinal or blue jay you've ever seen.

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Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows.

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Strange dino-bird that lived 150 million years ago flew in short bursts like a PHEASANT, X-rays reveal

An international team of scientists used the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, to perform state-of-the-art synchrotron microtomography.

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Archaeopteryx 'flew in bursts like a pheasant', scientists say

The winged Late Jurassic creature would take to the air in frenetic, flapping bounds, fossil x-rays show

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This feathery dinosaur probably flew, but not like any bird you know

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New Evidence Suggests Archaeopteryx Could Fly—We Just Don't Know How

Owing to its distinctly bird-like features, Archaeopteryx is one of the most intriguing dinosaurs known to science. Since its discovery some 150 years ago, paleontologists have wondered if the Late Jurassic dinosaur could actually fly. New research suggests the answer is yes—but its flying style was unlike anything seen today in modern birds.

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