Sunday, March 05, 2006

New bird from Northern China

Fossil of new bird species discovered in N. China

The remains of a new species of 100-million-year-old bird have been found in a fossil rich area of northeastern China's
Liaoning Province, a Chinese archaeologist said Wednesday.

"The bird is different from other known birds of the Mesozoic Era (seven million-120 million years ago) at the medium to small size range with a distinct thorn-like process on its nose, which has never been found among other known fossil birds," said Dr. Li Li from the Institute of Mesozoic Paleontology of Western Liaoning of the Shenyang Normal University.

Article taken from the
People's Daily Online

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