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Tracks of two prehistoric birds found in Alaska

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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska’s Denali National Park, according to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology.
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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Wow that's a cool post. Thanks! Too bad there were no pictures of the tracks. I would really love to see the tracks and maybe a reconstuction of what the birds might have looked like.



posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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The birds are considered new species and now have names given by Fiorillo and his team — “Magnoavipes denaliensis,” incorporating the park’s name for a bird that left especially large tracks, and “Gruipeda vegrandiunis,” roughly translating to “tiny one,” for a bird that left small tracks.


A Little more information for those passing through. I like how scientists are so general, "BIG ONE, SMALL ONE".



Thousands of prehistoric bird tracks have been found there, but what is particularly important is the variety.


I guess Alaska has always been a place of wilderness and life for somewhere so far north.


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posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Fiorillo and colleagues from the University of Texas and the University of Alaska Fairbanks calculate that Alaska held about 500,000 hadrosaurs at any given time during that period — roughly equivalent to modern caribou populations in Alaska [SNIP] The methane produced from the hadrosaurs, each of which emitted about 10 times as much of the gas as a modern cow, combined to create a small greenhouse effect and incrementally warm the region, the research speculates.


from the same article

smelled like crap to I guess



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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I hate it when they don't post pictures!
Great story though...beleive it or not I study bird tracks..



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…you got to love scientists! Being a scientist now a days is the best job in the world. You need no proof. You need no facts. You need no evidence. All you need is a vivid imagination and an agenda. I quote…”The methane produced from the hadrosaurs, each of which emitted about 10 times as much of the gas as a modern cow, combined to create a small greenhouse effect and incrementally warm the region, the research speculates.” I wish I had a job I could make up answers for.



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