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National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Eocypselus rowei, Wyoming

Caption: 12 centimeters from head to tail, E. rowei was an evolutionary precursor to the group that includes today's swifts and hummingbirds.

Credit: Photo contributed by Lance Grande of the Field Museum of Natural History

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