Ancient bird fossil in nw China - like small diver

A newly discovered fossil bird, Gansus, from Gansu province in China, is around 110 million years old; rather like a diver (loon), perhaps suggests ancestors of today's birds were waterbirds. [Or, was their habitat more conducive to fossilisation? Waterbirds from small running dinosaurs would seem a jump.] Loon-like">http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-06/16/content_618337.htm]Loon-like ancient bird might be modern duck's ancestor

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