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Scientists Find the First Bird Beak, Right Under Their Noses

Researchers have pieced together the three-dimensional skull of an iconic toothed bird that represents a pivotal moment in the transition from dinosaurs to modern-day birds, the first bird beak. Ichthyornis dispar holds a key position in the evolutionary trail that leads from dinosaurian species to today’s avians. It lived nearly 100 million years ago in North ...

Troy Oakes

A prehistoric bird.