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As sesquicentennial celebrations commemorate the discovery of Archaeopteryx as a historical symbol of evolution and the oldest fossil bird, new work shakes the dinosaur family tree — and our view of this icon. See Article p.465

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Figure 1: Archaeopteryx.

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Figure 2: A cluster of feathered dinosaurs.

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Witmer, L. An icon knocked from its perch. Nature 475, 458–459 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/475458a

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