Ancient birds discovered near Great Wall of China, one had pincer-like appendage at the end of its lower jaw for hunting

Feb 22, 2022 | INVESTING

Palaeontologists working about 130km from the Great Wall of China announced last Friday the discovery of two new species of birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs around 120 million years ago.One of the birds, named Brevidentavis zhangi, featured a pincer-like appendage on its lower jaw covered in keratin, the type of protein that makes up our skin and nails. The scientists hypothesised it could have been used for hunting.Jingmai O’Connor, the lead author of the study and associate curator of…

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