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A History of Dinosaur Hunting and Reconstruction

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The Berlin Archaeopteryx

The London Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861.    In 1877 a second and even better preserved specimen was found in the same limestone in Solnhofn, Bavaria.   This second specimen had a head which also included a full set of reptilian teeth, thus greatly strengthening Huxleys claim that Archaeopteryx was the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.

This specimen was sold to the Humboldt Museum in Berlin.

Berlin Archaeopteryx