Urvogels again

archaeo002Time for another Archaeopteryx, this time the Thermopolis specimen, the only one oused outside of Europe. I was fortunate enough to catch this while on display in Karlsruhe and though again the specimen was behind glass, a few photos came out weel enough that I thought people might want to see. This specimen, as some of you may know, caused a fiat botof controversy over it’s ownership, and to be perfectly honest I am really ot sure what its current status is.

Anyway, it is in superb condition and unlike the Solnhofen specimen I mentioned recently, was prepared superbly. Also important in Archeopteryx-ian terms is the preservation not only of excellent feet, but of the leg feathers as well (as notably lost in the Berlin specimen).




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