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Archaeoraptor

Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2224
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2224a

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Summary

Hailed as "a true missing link" between birds and dinosaurs when it debuted in National Geographic in November 1999, Archaeoraptor soared off in a burst of media fame. But early this year the flying dinosaur fell to Earth in a jumble of parts from two distinct fossils--a primitive bird and a dinosaur.

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