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Re: Archaeopteryx 150-year commemoration update



At last you´re beginning to understand ... although Ankylosaurus was always brown!

Spike.
----- Original Message ----- From: "David Krentz" <ddkrentz@charter.net>
To: <bh480@scn.org>
Cc: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 6:42 AM
Subject: 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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