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Archaeopteryx


Archaeopteryx
(‘First bird’) Carnivore Jurassic period, 150 MYA Found in: Germany Lived in: Subtropical islands
Dino skill Archaeopteryx Its wings were made for gliding only short distances – instead Archaeopteryx was well adapted to spending most of its time living in trees. Killer rating: 2/5 Speed: 2/5 Defence: 2/5

Fact As well as being a dinosaur, the Archaeopteryx is also the fi rst known bird and was about the size of a pigeon, although it had more teeth
Killer claws Archaeopteryx had three claws on each wing, plus killing claws on its feet, with which would hunt for insects and small reptiles

Sharp teeth Sharp teeth made Archaeopteryx an efficient predator
Fly or glide? It is unclear whether Archaeopteryx was able to flap its wings and fly, or more likely whether it could just glide
Dark feathers Tips of feathers coloured black

Archaeopteryx