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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered 55 55

sciencehabit writes Fossils unearthed at a construction project in South Carolina belong to a bird with the largest wingspan ever known, according to a new study. The animal measured 6.4 meters from wingtip to wingtip, about the length of a 10-passenger limousine and approaching twice the size of the wandering albatross, today's wingspan record-holder. Like modern-day albatrosses, the newly described species would have been a soaring champ.
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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered

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  • Re:additional info (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 07, 2014 @05:04PM (#47402853)
    It likely wouldn't have been able to survive today, due to the increased number of Atlantic Hurricanes and more generally turbulent weather caused by global warming. The albatross could suffer the same fate.

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