What Was Archaeopteryx and Why Was It Important?

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Archaeopteryx is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in the Late Jurassic Period and that has a close relation to birds. It is important because it plays an important role in the study of dinosaurs and the origin and evolution of birds.
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They believe it to be the closest common ancestor to both dinosaurs and birds EDIT: sorry between dinosaurs and birds.
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Archaeopteryx is the first known bird. It had true feathers that provided insulation and allowed this animal to form scoops with its wings for catching prey. Previous question: How
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I was hopeing you would be able to answer my question. We are studying the archaeopteryx at school. I was wondering what makes the archaeopteryx so important. I find strange creatures
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These creatures have transitional features - Archaeopteryx has teeth like a predatory dinosaur, and flight feathers like a bird. Tiktaalik has scaly body of a fish, but the broad
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