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Chinese bird embryo reconstruction
Just curious about what that little Chinese embryo looked like once hatched, so
I took the Nature drawing and pushed it around in Photoshop. The results can be
It's fascinating how really little that bird embryo is. In the bottom picture
are some of the smallest pterosaurs and a housefly to scale (sorry for the
blur, they are abit enlarged from the website to here).
Just wondering, with this verified embryo, what the thoughts are concerning it
and comparisons to putative ptero juvies.
Also, can the bird be identified (or nested) now that it is out of the shell?
If precocial, as reported, it would have taken very small steps due to its size
alone. Quick ones, perhaps, but small nevertheless. At first glance the feet
look cumbersome, but let's toss that prejudicial statement aside and hear what
others have to say.
And yes, I voted this morning.