Giant seabird's fossilized skull found in Peru

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 21:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The unusually intact fossilized skull of a giant, bony-toothed sea bird that died millions of years ago was found on Peru's arid southern coast, researchers said Friday. The fossil is the best-preserved cranium ever found of a pelagornithid, a family of large seabirds believed to have gone extinct some 3 million years ago, said Rodolfo Salas, head of vertebrate paleontology at Peru's National History Museum....

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