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47-Million-Year Old First Pollinating Bird

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:33 AM

Scientists have discovered a 47 million years old fossil that could be the earliest known evidence of a pollinating bird.

The fossilised bird has been found in Messel in Germany.

It belongs to the extinct species Pumiliornis tessellates, according to a paper published in this week's Biology Letters.


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