Paleontology: Birds are found to be reptiles

Sometimes the best research methods don’t help: In March 2020, Jingmai O’Connor of the Institute of Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and her team published a study that found them to be nearly 100 million years old. And the only animal the size of a hummingbird in amber in Myanmar. They were originally assigned to dinosaurs or birds, but after a few months the group withdrew their study: there were justified doubts about the mission, It could have been a lizard instead. Another discovery and a corresponding study by Arnau Polit of the Instituto Catala de Paleontology Miquel Crosafonte in Barcelona and his group in Current Biology The mystery can now finally be solved.

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