Ancient bird with toe longer than its leg found fossilised in amber  The Irish News

The tiny-winged creature had an unusually large digit on each foot, which scientists suggest was used to hook grubs out of tree trunks.

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The tiny-winged creature had an unusually large digit on each foot, which scientists suggest was used to hook grubs out of tree trunks.The tiny-winged creature had an unusually large digit on each foot, which scientists suggest was used to hook grubs out of tree trunks.

Ancient bird with toe longer than its leg found fossilised in amber - The Irish News

A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.

An ancient bird found encased in amber had a bizarrely long toe | Science News

A weird-looking foot preserved in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber has revealed a new species of ancient bird with one insanely long middle toe.A weird-looking foot preserved in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber has revealed a new species of ancient bird with one insanely long middle toe.

An Ancient Bird With an Insanely Long Toe Has Been Found Preserved in Amber

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An ancient bird with a ‘hyper-elongated’ toe longer than its leg has been found fossilised in amber.  The little 99-million-year-old bird probably used its third toe to hook out grubs and insects from tree trunks in what in now Myanmar.  This is the first time such an adaptation has been discovered in birds, either extinct or living, according to the study published in CurrentAn ancient bird with a ‘hyper-elongated’ toe longer than its leg has been found fossilised in amber.  The little 99-million-year-old bird probably used its third toe to hook out grubs and insects

Tiny ancient bird with toe longer than its leg is first of its kind ever discovered | The Independent

Elektorornis’s third digit was longer than its lower legElektorornis’s third digit was longer than its lower leg

This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe | Science | AAAS

Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study, published ...

Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber

Palaeontologists led from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing examined the bird by scanning the amber and creating a three-dimensional reconstruction of the fossil creature's foot.Palaeontologists led from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing examined the bird by scanning the amber and creating a three-dimensional reconstruction of the fossil creature's foot.

Bird that lived 99 million years ago had a 'hyper-elongated third toe' LONGER than its lower legs | Daily Mail Online

The fossilized limb from Myanmar has feet unlike anything seen in any other bird, living or dead.The fossilized limb from Myanmar has feet unlike anything seen in any other bird, living or dead.

Ancient bird foot found in amber has bizarrely long toes

There are no birds like this alive today (as far as we know).A paper in the journal Current Biology discusses a treasure trapped in 99 million-year-old amber: a bird foot with a surprisingly long digit.

Bird with freaky long toes found in 99 million-year-old amber - CNET

The bird, which is 99 million years old, has one toe longer than its leg, and might have used it to hook food from trees.The bird, which is 99 million years old, has one toe longer than its leg, and might have used it to hook food from trees.

Bird with toe bigger than its leg found fossilised in amber | Science & Tech News | Sky News

An unusual long-toed bird preserved in 99 million-year-old amber from Myanmar had a digit longer than its entire lower leg bone.An unusual long-toed bird preserved in 99 million-year-old amber from Myanmar had a digit longer than its entire lower leg bone.

Long-Toed Bird Preserved In Amber For 99 Million Years - Dead Things : Dead Things

Researchers have discovered an ancient bird fossilized in amber with a toe structure unlike anything seen before in animal history.

100 Million-Year-Old Bird With Unusually Long Toe Discovered in Amber