Archaeopteryx and On Classifying Species
December 17, 2011 Leave a comment
There’s a fantastic article at 10,000 Birds about the classification of Archaeopteryx, usually considered the first species of bird to emerge from dinosaurs, and more generally how biologists figure out how to classify ancient species. It’s a pretty great and easy-to-read insight into how to figure out the evolutionary tree that we often take for granted. Check it out!