Friday, January 2, 2009

Elegant Evolution

Wired has 12 Elegant Examples of Evolution taken from a list by Nature compiled for Darwin's 200th birthday (also Abraham Lincoln's birthday, I'm obliged to mention). Archaeopteryx, feathered dinosaur / first bird, makes the list and is shown above. We looked at bird-like dinosaurs here. And the greatest shark ever and giant sloth are not going to be happy about being left off this list.

(image credit: Zhao Chuang & Xing Lida / Nature)