archaeopteryx definition

  • noun:
    • An extinct ancient bird of this genus Archaeopteryx associated with the Jurassic Period, having lizardlike faculties such as teeth and an extended bony end. It would likely express a transitional kind between dinosaurs and wild birds.
    • Alternative spelling of archæopteryx.
    • extinct ancient toothed bird of Jurassic duration having a lengthy feathered end and hollow bones; typically considered many primitive of all of the wild birds
    • An extinct ancient bird regarding the genus Archaeopteryx of Jurassic Period, having lizardlike characteristics like teeth and a long bony end. It could portray a transitional kind between dinosaurs and wild birds.
    • Alternative spelling of archæopteryx.
    • extinct primitive toothed bird associated with the Jurassic period having a lengthy feathered tail and hollow bones; generally considered the most primitive of most birds

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