Archaeopteryx

About Archaeopteryx

Many scientists believe that the group Aves, or the birds, evolved from dinosaurs, such as raptors. Never is this more clear than in the case of Archaeopteryx. For now, Archaeopteryx is credited as being the earliest known true bird. Yet, this strange animal still has many dinosaur-like features. Archaeopteryx had feathers, beak, and feet like those of modern birds. But it also had fingers, claws, and teeth like many of the dinosaurs. Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well. It probably flew like a modern day peacock, running a lot, and only flying short distances.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Archaeopteryx
How do I pronounce Archaeopteryx?
Ark-ee-op-tur-icks
What does the name Archaeopteryx mean?
Ancient Wing
How long was Archaeopteryx?
2.00 feet 0.60 meters
How heavy was Archaeopteryx?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Archaeopteryx assigned to?
Aves (Birds)
What did Archaeopteryx eat?
Smaller animals such as bugs
How many years ago did Archaeopteryx live?
150,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Archaeopteryx live?
Late Jurassic
Where did Archaeopteryx live?
Europe, Germany
Archaeopteryx Picture Image

Archaeopteryx's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Archaeopteryx Map

Archaeopteryx's size

0 kg
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