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University of Chicago

Jeholornis, Prehistoric Bird of the Cretaceous

Caption: Jeholornis, an early bird, lived during the early Cretaceous period approximately 120 million years ago. The evolution of Jeholornis and other Cretaceous birds is the subject of a new paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Credit: Allison Elaine Johnson

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