Oldest hummingbird fossils found
Posted by GeneBreshears on Tue 11 May 2004 - 14:48
BBC Online reports that two nearly intact, 30 million year-old hummingbird fossils have been found in southern Germany. The fossils are "strikingly similar" to modern hummingbirds. Hummingbirds have been extinct in the Old World since prehistoric times.
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It seems odd to me that hummingbirds would evolve in the Old World, but are currently found only in the New World.
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