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Unformatted text preview: Michael Bustin A New Fossil Find Over twenty fossil remains were found of pterodactyls in northeast China. These fossils date back to at least 160 million years ago. They are currently being called Darwinopetrus in honor of Charles Darwin (CNN). The Daewinopetrus is said to be the size of a scarecrow with a beak and sharp teeth and a flexible neck. They currently place this bird in the Mesozoic era, in which the rise of feathered birds occurred (CNN). The fossil remains also provide clear evidence that supports the theory of evolution. The reason why they have help support the claim of evolution, is that there are features of the fossil that tie it between primitive pterodactyls with longer tails and more later pterodactyls with much shorter tails (CNN). Also the age of these remains put them exactly between these two groups, almost furthering the possibility of evolution (CNN). Many scientists believe that a tail always will evolve according to the theory of evolution, and the tail of this newly found...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Holm during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.
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