Reconstruction of the Rhampotheca (IMAGE) The University of Hong Kong Caption Figure 3. Reconstruction of the rhampotheca ('soft beak') of Confuciusornis from Figure 2. Dotted lines and grey areas are missing or unclear details in the fossil. The pink shape is the current position of the rhamphotheca, the red shape is its original position in life. Credit Case Vincent Miller & Michael Pittman. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.