Fossil of flying sample found
Monday, March 2, 2009
In Peru, a fossil of a skull of a large seabird with a kind of teeth found. The ten million year old fossil of the feathered giant was ever in the Ica desert, about 300 kilometers south of the capital Lima.
The palaeontologist Mario Urbina said in Peruvian media that the fossil skull of 40 cm long of exceptional quality. It is the most complete skull and beak ever these seabirds, the prehistoric pelagomithidae, have been found. The discovery was made several months ago but only published this week.
The seabirds must have had wings with a wingspan of 6 meters and lived among the sixty million and three million years ago.