The discovery of a new fossil suggests the archaeopteryx may have been more of a bird-like dinosaur than a dinosaur-like bird. Here are some other examples of commonly held beliefs refuted by recent archaeological finds:
- The apatosaurus actually called brontosaurus by other dinosaurs
- A fully preserved woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia reveals they all had luxurious platinum-blond fur
- Stegosaurus plates evolved to protect animal from its own useless spike-tail
- New evidence has led scientists to conclude this one big bone they found is not the entire skeleton of some elbow-shaped animal, but actually just one of many bones making up a larger animal
- Ancient turtles moved lightning quick, had long legs, lacked a shell, and were covered in Cheetah fur
- While abrosaurus can still technically be classified as an herbivore, paleontologists have established that foliage of the time was sentient and bulging with blood
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