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Preserved Ornithosaur, the origin of flight



Caught on the Amazonian Plateau in 1912 by Professor Challenger, this example of a small bipedal carnivore displaying protofeathers is a fascinating evolutionary milestone - the adaptation of scales which would eventually lead to flight. The Plateau sports its very own temporal anomaly, allowing sporadic migrations of species from various points in the past. These species either flourish or die in this bizarre ecosystem. The RSPPS (the Royal society for the protection of prehistoric species) was established to protect and prohibit any unlawful trade of these fine animals.

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Haha brilliant, you had me fooled there for a second! Great stuff, it's really convincing.

November 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterGuido Kuip (yoitisi)

Great job, Alex! A particularly effective little specimen for your excellent collection, I think -- it really engages the imagination by asking us to take part in a mental reconstruction, and -- as we travel over its crumpled surfaces in our investigation -- we are rewarded again and again by new bits of information that force us to imagine even further.

Just an aside, here... Perhaps one day you could unearth the mummified remains of Tom Waits' deformed twin (and then you could send it to him, cuz I'm betting he'd like that). Thanks for posting!

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam B. Hand

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