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Pelagornis chilensis



"Prehistoric bird sets wingspan record"
ABC News Australia


Researchers have found the remains of what they believe was an enormous 
bony-toothed bird with 
the largest wingspan ever recorded [5m].

Soaring the Chilean skies several million years ago, its wingspan would have 
been at least 5 
metres.

The measurement is based on well preserved wing bones from the newly named bird 
species, 
Pelagornis chilensis...

More at:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/09/16/3013480.htm



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Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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