Archaeopteryx lithographica is regarded as one of the most important fossils ever discovered. It was a Jurassic animal with the skeleton of a reptile, including fingers with claws on the wings (solid arrows), backbone extending into the tail (open arrow), and teeth, but it was covered with feathers. Archaeopteryx is the oldest known fossil to have feathers.

Overviews - Research articles and projects

All About Archaeopteryx - by Chris Nedin.

Recent Debate Over Archaeopteryx - by Venus E. Clausen, Geoscience Research Institute.

Archaeopteryx : An Early Bird - by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, University of California.

Archaeopteryx Lithographica - by Anne Feltovich.

As A Transitional Form Archaeopteryx Won't Fly - by Duane T. Gish, Ph.D., Institute for Creation Research.

A Big-Bang View of Birds - by Angela Spivey.

Information on Archaeopteryx - by David Buckna.

Archaeopteryx - is this bird a fraud? - by Christopher Majka.

Solnhofen Limestone: Home of Archaeopteryx - by Elaine Kennedy, Geoscience Research Institute.

Archaeopteryx by John H. Ostrom

The wing of Archaeopteryx as a primary thrust generator - by Phillip Burgers, San Diego Natural History Museum; and Luis M. Chiappe, Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Archaeopteryx by T. Mike Keesey

Where Should We Place Archaeopteryx? - by Jan David Snyder, Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute.

Archaeopteryx and the Origin of Birds - by Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., Vertebrate Paleontologist, Department of Geology University of Maryland.

Archaeopteryx by the Canadian Museum of Nature

Archaeopteryx, Archaeoraptor, and the "Dinosaurs-To-Birds" Theory - by Brad Harrub, Ph.D. and Bert Thompson, Ph.D.

Seven Skeletons and a Feather: The Mysteries of Archaeopteryx - by Clyde Freeman Herreid, Department of Biological Sciences University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Archaeopteryx by Brian Wigginton GLY 102 Historical Geology student, University of Kentucky

The Archaeopteryx Debate - by Georgia Perimeter College.

Archaeopteryx a forgery? Again? - by Andrew MacRae.

Claims that Archaeopteryx is a Fraud - by Don Lindsay.

Archaeopteryx by EnchantedLearning

The Forelimbs of Dinosaurs and Birds

Archaeopteryx a dead end? - by William R. Corliss.

Archaeopteryx became airborne by running for it - by Winnie Allingham.

Archaeopteryx by Jose Casiano

Darwin Lecture - by Russell McNeil, Malaspina University-College.

Archaeopteryx (unlike Archaeoraptor) is NOT a hoax - it is a true bird, not a ‘missing link’ - by Jonathan Sarfati.

Archaeopteryx - by Gary Anderson.

Archaeopteryx classification - by Steven M. Carr.

Archaeopteryx's Relationship With Modern Birds - by Thomas Holtz, Jr.

The skeletal taphonomy of Archaeopteryx - by Richard Kemp and Unwin, D.M.

Dromaeosaurid Archaeopteryx - by Gregory S. Paul.

Archaeopteryx lithographica - by Palaeontological Museum, University of Oslo, Norway.

A cast of the fossil Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird - by Ohio History Central.

Archaeopteryx from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Archaeopteryx from University of Guelph

Archaeopteryx - by Julie Field, the Potteries Museum & Art and Gallery.

Creation "Scientist" Walt Brown and Archaeopteryx - by Larry Kurka.

Archaeopteryx - by the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Archaeopteryx lithographica

Archaeopteryx by San Diego Natural History Museum

Images - Slides - Illustrations

Archaeopteryx illustration - by Karen Carr.

Eight specimens of Archaeopteryx have been found to date, the most recent in 1992 - a slide by Ben Waggoner.

Archaeopteryx - the first bird (from the Jurassic) - a slide by David Baum.

Archaeopteryx slide by David A. DeWitt

Archaeopteryx artwork by Joe Tucciarone

Archaeopteryx illustration by Berislav Krzic

Major Features of Vertebrate Evolution - by Dr. Robert Reisz, University of Toronto.

Archaeopteryx slide by Cindy M. Sholtys

Archaeopteryx slide by Dr. David Krupp, Windward Community College University of Hawai'i

Directories - Hubs - Discussion groups

Archaeopteryx by DMOZ

Archaeopteryx Club by YAHOO


From frond to fan: Archaeopteryx and the evolution of short-tailed birds - by Dr. Stephen M. Gatesy and Dial, K.P.

Cranial morphology of Archaeopteryx: Evidence from the seventh skeleton - by A Elzanowski, and P Wellnhofer.

Questions & Answers

Why hasn't the Natural History Museum in London allowed researchers to see it if it isn't a hoax? - by Wesley R. Elsberry.

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