Archaeopteryx in the exhibition "The World of Dinosaurs"

Archaeopteryx

The Berlin specimen of the primeval bird (Archaeopteryx lithographica) is thought to be the best-known fossil in the world. It is approximately 150 million years old and was found in lime sediments in Bavaria. It has characteristics of birds, such as feathers and a wishbone as well as reptile characteristics, such as a bony tail and front claws. It marks, as it were, the transition between dinosaurs and birds.

More highlights in the exhibition "The World of Dinosaurs"

  • Brachiosaurus
  • Kentrosaurus
  • Allosaurus
  • Pterodactylus
  • A Lagoon as an Ecosystem
Last update: 14.01.2014