Full Thread: Birds
View Single Post
Old February 13th, 2016 #15
alex revision
Senior Member
alex revision's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 21,117
alex revision

This giant vegan bird prowled prehistoric Arctic

Massive, flightless birds likely roamed the Arctic some 53 million years ago, according to a new study by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Colorado Boulder.

In the study, published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, paleontologists identify two different ancient birds, Gastornis and Presbyornis. Of the two birds, Gastornis is (literally) the bigger discovery.