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EXCLUSIVE: Rare ancient bird crushed prey with powerful teeth

January 08, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Rare ancient bird crushed prey with powerful teeth

Ancient bird had powerful teeth, say researchers.

Paleontologists have discovered that some birds once used teeth to chomp down on their prey.

Researchers working in the U.S. and China examined a new fossil specimen of Sulcavis geeorum, an early ancestor of today’s birds that lived between 121 million to 125 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous period.

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