Spotting an Archaeopteryx During A Museum Visit

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Spotting an Archaeopteryx

Whilst on a brief visit to the National Museum of Wales (Cardiff), an Everything Dinosaur team member spotted a model of the famous “first bird” Archaeopteryx.  One of the unusual features of many museums is the lack of lighting in the galleries.  Try as we might, we could not get a good photograph of this Archaeopteryx (A. lithographica) replica.  We have posted up the best image that we could get of this important animal, fossils of which have been subject to scientific scrutiny for over 150 years.

For models and replicas of Archaeopteryx and other prehistoric animals: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models.

The Archaeopteryx Model Spotted in the National Museum of Wales

Archaeopteryx in a museum exhibit.
An Archaeopteryx (A. lithographica) model on display. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Behind the carefully crafted and approximately life-sized model, there is a representation of a typical Archaeopteryx fossil specimen from the Solnhofen limestone.  We suspect that the fossil replica is a representation of the famous “Berlin specimen”, which remains one of the most complete fossil specimens of the “Urvogel” known to science.

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