Earliest bird was not a bird? New fossil muddles the Archaeopteryx story

The eleven specimens of Archaeopteryx are some of the most iconic and captivating fossils in existence. The fingers end in claws, the tail is long and bony, and the head – arched back in the throes of death – contains toothed jaws. But the splayed arms are lined with the faint but unmistakeable outlines of feathers.… » 7/30/11 4:50pm 7/30/11 4:50pm