New evidence suggests Archaeopteryx dressed in black

Scientists have found a way to uncover feathered dinosaurs' true colors, and one of the first creatures to come under inspection is none other than Archaeopteryx — an iconic but mysterious theropod believed by many to be the "missing link" between dinosaurs and birds. » 1/24/12 11:56am 1/24/12 11:56am

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

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