In Crimea, found the remains of the largest bird in history

Animals that exist today, by theirEssentially, they are diminished and less dangerous copies of prehistoric creatures. Worms, fish, and even birds had giant and bloodthirsty ancestors, and recently Russian paleontologists found one of the largest and strongest birds in history in one of the Crimean caves. The discovered bird was named Pachystruthio dmanisensis - its size exceeded extinct Moa birds with a height of 3.6 meters, and the so-called elephant birds, whose height was at least 3 meters.

Paleontologists have determined the growth of birds, based onThe size of the femur - with a weight of 450 kilograms, it reached 3.5 meters. Based on these characteristics, we can say that the animal found is one of the largest birds that ever lived on planet Earth. According to the paleontologist Nikita Zelenov, the birds of the species Pachystruthio dmanisensis were twice as tall as the Moa birds, and nearly as large as the polar bears.

Researchers have shared that finding the femoralbone age from 1.5 to 2 million years, at first they were sure that it belongs to the elephant bird. However, after studying its structure, they realized that they had discovered a completely new look. The legs of the discovered bird were long and thin, which suggests that they were more skillful runners than elephant birds. Probably, speed was their main key to survival - where they lived, saber-toothed tigers, giant cheetahs and other predators also lived.

Bones of giant birds

The discovery proved that in ancient timesgiant birds were spread everywhere. Unidentified bones of Pachystruthio dmanisensis were also found in the state of Georgia, which suggests that they fell into the Crimean lands through the South Caucasus and Turkey. Other giant birds were found in New Zealand (Moa), Madagascar (Elephant birds) and in Australia (Dromornisa).

Traces of giant birds can be found even today,and during the usual walk with the dogs. This discovery was recently told by a New Zealand resident who noticed a huge footprint of the Moa bird at the bottom of the River Kiburn. The cast was raised to the surface, taken in the photo and transferred to the museum.

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