Eocoracias brachyptera Fossil Sample (image) University of Bristol Share Print E-Mail Caption Eocoracias brachyptera fossil sample used for this study. The rich black texture on the surface is fossilized plumage of the bird. Fossil is stored at Senckenberg Research Institute. Credit Sven Traenkner, photographer at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Nature Museum in Frankfurt. Usage Restrictions Single use only - for use with press release Share Print E-Mail 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.