Archaeornithes

Extinct subclass of birds having teeth in both jaws, a long, feathered tail, by being less specialized for flight than modern birds, a body elongated and reptilelike, forelimbs with three clawed digits, a small brain and eyes, and bones that are not filled with air (nonpneumatic).

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Go Historic ID
33083
Names
Archaeornithes
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300310233. The J. Paul Getty Trust.