Panochthnus dive-bombed by a time-travelling, spectral and/or vampire Archaeopteryx.
Pleistocene South America was a crazy place folks. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
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From Owen (1862) On the Archeopteryx of von Meyer, with a description of the Fossil Remains of a Long-taled species, from the Lithographic Stone of Solenhofen.
From Current Opinion Magazine 1918.
From Meyer (1862) On the Archaeopteryx lithographica, from the Lithographic Slate of Solenhofen.
Happy birthday bro.
From William Beebe (1915) “A Tetrapteryx Stage in the Ancestry of Birds”
“Archaeopteryx, ein Urvogel” from Rudolf Bommeli (1890) Die geschichte der erde.
“Not far from the Pterodactyl is a much more famous fellow, a real bird,but very strange kind he has no flight skin, but a real feather wings, butthese well-trained to toes with claws, so the whole four feet. Who has heard such a thing! He bears teeth in its beak and a learned starling or a linguist parrot would call not at the beak. And just the tail! Such a thing would not wear a hopeful cock still a silly goose. Quite against all fashion. It’s also the first bird.”
- from German with much help from Google Translate.
“Ideal Landscape in the Upper Oolitic Period” - Figuier and Barstow (1865) The World Before the Deluge.
I still love you baby. (From Edward Clodd 1890, Story of creation: a plain account of evolution)