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March 08, 2022

Confuciusornis birds and Ginkgo


Confuciusornis birds sitting on Ginkgo tree branches. It was a feathered small dinosaur and could have eaten Ginkgo seeds.

Early Cretaceous Period; many fossils have been found in the rocks of Liaoning, China. 

Confuciusornis is considered to be both the oldest beaked as well as the most primitive bird after Archaeopteryx.

Its name is a combination of the Chinese philosopher Confucius and the Greek word for bird.


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