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70 million-year-old bird skeleton unearthed
Scientists have unearthed the skeleton of a prehistoric bird and
the remains of its eggs dating back more than 70 million years,
in western Romania.
Professor Vlad Codrea, who is considered to be Romania's top
paleontologist, said the enantiornithine is the country's oldest
The size of a blackbird, it is believed to be between 70 million
and 72 million years-old, he said.
"The discovery is extremely important," Codrea said. "Due to the
fragility of the bird skeleton and especially the fragility of
the eggs, discoveries like these are very rare."
He said the discovery was made recently near the city of Hateg,
about 350 kilometres north-west of the capital.
It was the third major discovery for Codrea, who is a professor
at the University of Babes-Bolyai in Cluj.
Last year in Transylvania, he unearthed two fossils of rhabdodon
robustus - small dinosaurs with birdlike feet.
Three years ago, he found an ancient relative of the crocodile
and eight nests of petrified dinosaur eggs. French and Belgian
science and history museums helped finance his research.
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