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Dan Ksepka, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Caption: Paleontologist Dan Ksepka examines the fossilized skull of what may be the biggest flying bird ever found. Its telltale beak allowed Ksepka to identify the find as a previously unknown species of pelagornithid, an extinct group of giant seabirds known for bony tooth-like spikes that lined their upper and lower jaws.

Credit: Contributed by Dan Ksepka

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