Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation

A reconstruction of Elektorornis chenguangi, showing the possible probing function of the elongate toe (via Zhongda Zhang/Current Biology) Nature never ceases to amaze: For its latest trick, researchers discovered a 99-million-year-old bird with toes longer than its lower legs. The feathered creature, preserved in amber, likely used its hyper-elongated third toe […] The post Scientists Study Fossilized Bird With Extremely Long Toe appeared first on Geek.com.

Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation

A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.

Mon 15 Jul 19 from The Scientist

Best foot forward

Ancient bird had a giant toe.

Fri 12 Jul 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Long-Toed Bird Preserved In Amber For 99 Million Years

A long-toed bird preserved in amber from Myanmar is the first of its kind. (Credit: Lida Xing) Smaller than a sparrow, a bird that lived 99 million years ago in what's now Southeast Asia ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Discover Magazine

An ancient bird found encased in amber had a bizarrely long toe

A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from ScienceNews

Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber

Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber, Thu 11 Jul 19 from ScienceDaily

Fossil Friday: bird encased in amber has an unique, “extreme” toe

The bird's hyper-elongated third toe is longer than its whole lower leg, the authors report.

Fri 12 Jul 19 from ZME Science

Scientists Study Fossilized Bird With Extremely Long Toe

A reconstruction of Elektorornis chenguangi, showing the possible probing function of the elongate toe (via Zhongda Zhang/Current Biology) Nature never ...

Fri 12 Jul 19 from Geek.com

Bird with freaky long toes found in 99 million-year-old amber - CNET

There are no birds like this alive today (as far as we know).

Thu 11 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Bird that lived 99 million years ago had a 'hyper-elongated third toe' LONGER than its lower legs

Palaeontologists led from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing examined the bird by scanning the amber and creating a three-dimensional reconstruction of the fossil creature's foot.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Daily Mail

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