Bigger Than Big Bird
Paleontologists don’t always have to search outside, for a fantastic fossil. Sometimes, they can dig around in a museum. Peter Kloess recently re-discovered fossil fragments of an ancient bird’s foot, and found they’re 10,000,000 years older than anyone thought. The foot belonged to a pelagothornid with a 19-foot wingspan! They flew the skies 60,000,000 years ago.