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Date:9/18/2014 11:38:17 AM
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Today we will do the last model in the Jehol group. Sorry the pic is so dark, and there's a branch in the way, but the second pic is that of Confuciusornis, a Cretaceous avian dinosaur, or more commonly known as a bird! He's about the size of a crow. This was the first bird found with a more modern anatomy and no teeth. I'm saying WAS, because, as happens in paleontology, right after the hall was opened and he was labeled as the first bird found with a hollow beak/no teeth, another older one was discovered. It was named after him, though, Eoconfuciusornis. The Eo means 'dawn' or earlier. The fossil with the glare in the first pic is his skeleton. You can clearly see the feather outlines in person, not sure if they show up this small. Also, he no longer has a long tail like his nonavian feathered relatives, he has a modern pygostyle, like ours! (There are still 16 or so vertebrae in the tail, they're just compressed and fused together. Don't believe me? Next time you have turkey or chicken, cut the tail open and look!) The shortened version of the tail means tail feathers can be added, and they're very important in flight and landing. Also, his wings have fused together the 3 fingers of the dinosaurs, just like modern birds. Check out a chicken wing, that final joint that nobody eats, and you'll see what I'm talking about. Yep, 3 fingers fused together. Okay, more tomorrow. I'm leaving you with a vote and a big hug, thanks for your support! Gizmo
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