First ever fossil of daytime active owl found in China(1/2)

2022-03-30 10:01:04 Editor :Li Yan

Reconstruction of the extinct owl Miosurnia diurna that perched in a tree with its last meal of a small rodent, overlooking extinct three-toed horses and rhinos with the rising Tibetan Plateau on the horizon. (Photo provided to China News Service)

The fossil skeleton was found in rocks deposited at an elevation greater than 2,100 meters in the Linxia Basin of China's Gansu Province, at the edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

The well-preserved fossil skeleton of an extinct owl. (Provided by the researchers)

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