archaeopteryx
noun Etymology: New Latin, from archae- + Greek pteryx wing; akin to Greek pteron wing — more at feather Date: 1859 a primitive crow-sized bird (genus Archaeopteryx) of the Upper Jurassic period of Europe having reptilian characteristics (as teeth and a long bony tail)

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  • Archaeopteryx — („Urvogel“) Archaeopteryx, Londoner Exemplar mit gut erhaltenen Federn Zeitraum Oberer Jura (Malm) 150,8 bis 145,5 Mio. Jahre Fundorte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Archaeopteryx —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Archaeopteris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • archaeopteryx — [är΄kēäp′tər iks΄] n. [ModL < ARCHAEO + Gr pteryx, wing: see FEATHER] a reptilian bird (genus Archaeopteryx) of the Jurassic Period, that had teeth and feathers, a lizardlike tail, and well developed wings …   English World dictionary

  • Archaeopteryx — Ar ch[ae]*op te*ryx, n. [Gr. archai^os ancient + pte ryx wing.] (Paleon.) A fossil bird, of the Jurassic period, remarkable for having a long tapering tail of many vertebr[ae] with feathers along each side, and jaws armed with teeth, with other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archaeopteryx — Archaeoptĕryx, fossiler Vogel aus den Jurakalkschiefern Solnhofen, taubengroß, in einzelnen Teilen (Becken, Schädel, Kiefer und Schwanz) sich den Reptilien anschließend …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Archaeopteryx — Archaeopteryx, Urvogel, im oberen Jura erscheinende, als ältester Vogel geltende Übergangsform zwischen Reptilien und Vögeln. A. stammt von der Reptiliengruppe der ⇒ Archosauria ab. Bisher wurden sechs fossile Exemplare gefunden, alle im… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • archaeopteryx — (n.) oldest known fossil bird, 1859, Modern Latin, from ARCHAEO (Cf. archaeo ) ancient, primitive + Gk. pteryx wing (see PETITION (Cf. petition)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • archaeopteryx — ► NOUN ▪ the oldest known fossil bird, of the late Jurassic period, which had feathers and wings like a bird, but teeth and a bony tail like a dinosaur. ORIGIN from Greek arkhaios ancient + pterux wing …   English terms dictionary

  • Archaeopteryx — Taxobox name = Archaeopteryx fossil range = fossil range|155.0|150.0Late Jurassic image width = 300px image caption = A model of Archaeopteryx lithographica on display at the Oxford University Museum. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis …   Wikipedia

  • Archaeopteryx —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Archaeopteris. Archéoptéryx …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Archaeopteryx —   Archaeopteryx …   Wikipedia Español

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