Sunday, October 24, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #24: Archaeopteryx

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!

NAME: Archaeopteryx
PRONUNCIATION: ar-kee-OP-ter-ix
ORDER: Saurischia
DISCOVERED: Germany, 1861
FUN FACT: Archaeopteryx, a clear link between reptiles and birds, became a major player in the evolution debate as it was discovered just a few years after Darwin published On the Origin of Species.

See all the Dino-a-Days HERE

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
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Source: Wikipedia

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