Archaeopteryx is a missing link between reptiles and birds.
What is archaeopteryx?
Archaeopteryx is a primitive organism that shows characteristics transitional between dinosaurs and birds. They are the feathered creature that lived 150 million years ago.
- The connecting links which are not found in present times are called missing links.
- Archaeopteryx was a primitive bird with feathers, but its fossilised skeleton looks more like that of a small dinosaur.
- It was about the size of a magpie.