Definition of Archaeopteryx lithographica
1. Noun. Extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bones; usually considered the most primitive of all birds.
Generic synonyms: Bird
Group relationships: Genus Archaeopteryx, Genus Archeopteryx
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Archaeopteryx Lithographica
Literary usage of Archaeopteryx lithographica
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1. The History of Creation, Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Edwin Ray Lankester (1880)
"This fossil is the Primaeval Griffin, or archaeopteryx lithographica, of which as yet only one specimen has been found in the lithographic slate at ..."