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Period of life: 120 MYA

Era/period: Cretaceous

Habitat: China

Length: 50cm-1m

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Confuciusornis ("Confucius bird" from Latin) is a primitive extinct birds species of the Early Cretaceous period, inhabited China 120 million years ago.

Flying creature fossils were purchased by a young paleontologist Zhang He in 1993, in Sihetun. It soon became clear that sellers were illegally trading this valuable exhibit.

Crow sized Confuciusornis had a toothless beak like most modern-day birds. Presumably, loss of teeth occurred in the process of evolution since close birds ancestors - Ichthyornis and Hesperornis - had them. The bird lost its long tail; instead, it had a scanty pygostyle, a complete tail vertebrae fusion. Confuciusornis was covered with feathered plumage. The oldest birds specimen fed on insects and plants.

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