Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Toothy seabird fossil

The National History Museum in Lima, Peru, now contains the cranium of a pelagornithid, thought to have become extinct close to 3 million years ago. The head of vertebrate paleontology at the museum, Rodolfo Salas, said the fossil is the best-preserved cranium ever found of that species.

Researchers found the skull, which measures 16 inches long, on Peru's dry southern coast. According to Wikipedia, Pelagornithidae looked like albatrosses and had 20-foot wingspans.



Blogger Canadian Tourism said...

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March 04, 2009 12:17 PM  

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