Beautiful Archaeopteryx fossil discovered in Germany

The sprawling frame of Archaeopteryx is one of the most widely-recognized images from the world of paleontology, yet fewer than a dozen specimens of the iconic "first bird" have been unearthed since the the species was first discovered in 1861. » 10/20/11 11:37am 10/20/11 11:37am

The Most Well-Preserved Dinosaur Skeleton Ever Found in Europe

Researchers say this specimen is about as close to perfect as fossils come. Unveiled yesterday by scientists from the Bavarian paleontological and ecological collections (BSPF) in Munich, Germany, the unnamed dinosaur is believed to be 98% complete, and even includes bits of preserved skin. » 10/13/11 12:06pm 10/13/11 12:06pm