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  • n. most primitive avian type known; extinct bird of the Triassic having bird-like jaw and hollow limbs and breastbone with dinosaur-like tail and hind limbs

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  • In the fossil record, we see bird fossils, such as archaeopteryx, protoavis, and several similar finds in China, that authenticate the biblical statement.

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  • "There is some dispute about whether this animal was a bird (which would make it the earliest-known bird) or a theropod dinosaur." (enchantedlearning.com)

    August 31, 2008