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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered 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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 07, 2014 @05:14PM (#47402915)

    I know when I lived there that most people there didn't think animals have gone extinct. They believe that all of the animals that Noah put on the ark are still alive. You have to love anything that makes those xians uncomfortable.

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