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From Science Daily and Guardian on 11-Jul-2019 14:14

Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have used its toes to hook food out of tree trunks. This is the first time such a foot structure has been observed in birds.


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