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Inside the oldest bird brain

Nature volume 430, pages 619620 (05 August 2004) | Download Citation

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Did Archaeopteryx, the most primitive known bird, have ‘the right stuff’? Looking into its skull with advanced technology provides insight into the dinosaurian transition to birds, and the evolution of flight.

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  1. Lawrence M. Witmer is in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio 45701, USA. e-mail: witmerL@ohio.edu

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