Italian Ornithological Web Site
by Alberto Masi since 1996


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Limesteone quarry near Solnhofen, Germany
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Painting by Rudolf Freund
Painting by Greg Septon
Classification : 
Kingdom Animalia (animals) 
Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending  in a brain) 
Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.) 
Order Saurischia (lizard-hipped dinosaurs)
Suborder Theropoda - bipedal carnivores Tetanura - advanced theropods with three fingers
Infraorder Coelurosauria - lightly-built fast-running predators with hollow bones and large brains 
Family Archaeopteridae 
Genus Archaeopteryx 
Species Archaeopteryx  lithographica
(type species named by 
Hermann von Meyer,1861), 
Archaeopteryx bavarica (Wellnhofer, 1993) -