Vegaviidae, A Group Of Modern Birds That Survived Dinosaur Extinction
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Federico is a research scientist at the Museo Argentino de Cientias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia."

                       

Vegaviidae, A Group Of Modern Birds That Survived Dinosaur Extinction

Records of Modern birds (Neornithes) from the Age of Dinosaurs or Mesozoic Era, are very scarce and patchy. Most specimens are represented by isolated bones or strongly incomplete skeletons. This contrast with toothed birds, which are widely represented and known by abundant skeletons. However, a recent report of a nearly complete skeleton of a modern bird in 70 million years bed from Antarctica has blurred such panorama. The specimen belongs to Vegavis iaai, a fossil duck-relative, that is the best-known...

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