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Re: Archaeopteryx 150-year commemoration update



Apparently Archaeopteryx was blue.  Just like Stegosaurs were green with orange 
plates and Ankylosaurus is orange.  

D


On Jun 16, 2011, at 1:20 PM, bh480@scn.org wrote:

> From: Ben Creisler
> bh480@scn.org
> 
> The big 150-year commemoration of the discovery of Archaeopteryx is this
> August. Here's a bit of an update.
> 
> The Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin has a special exhibit that starts on
> June 18, 2011.
> Since 2007, the actual fossil specimen of the famous Berlin Archaeopteryx
> (instead of a facsimile) has been on display. During the new exhibit, the
> counterslab and the original fossil feather first mentioned by Hermann von
> Meyer will also be on display for a short time. A short description of the
> exhibit can be found at this link:
> 
> In German:
> http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/ausstellungen/sonderausstellung-federf
> lug.html
> 
> In English:
> http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/en/ausstellungen/sonderausstellung-arc
> haeopteryx.html?Fsize=0&Lightversion=1%3Ftypo%3D0%3Ftypo%3D1%3Ftypo%3D0%3Fty
> po%3D2%3Ftypo%3D0
> 
> A news article in German about the commemoration:
> 
> http://www.zeit.de/2011/25/Vogel-Archaeopteryx
> 
> A press release by the German Ministry of Finance about the commemorative
> Euro coin and airmail postage stamp: 
> 
> http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/nn_54/DE/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/Bri
> efmarken/2011/06/20110616-PM28.html?__nnn=true
> 
> A story about the coin was posted on the DML back in February with a link
> to a photo of the winning design:
> http://dml.cmnh.org/2011Feb/msg00044.html
> http://witmerlab.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/evolution-icon-archaeopteryx-turns
> -150-this-year-how-are-we-celebrating/
> 
> 
> Although the German press release mentions a 55 Cent stamp designed by
> Julia Warbanow, I can't find a link to an image of the final official
> choice to be released on August 11, 2011.
> Different proposed designs for the stamp can be seen at: 
> http://www.muellerweiland.de/archaeopteryx/
> 
> For a look at different stamps depicting Archaeopteryx over the years, see:
> 
> http://www.birdtheme.org/mainlyimages/index.php?spec=2812&code=204
> 
> 
> 
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