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Bird discovered

A chicken-sized prehistoric bird named Xenicibis, which club-like wings as a weapon during a fight; believed to be a member of the ibis family and lived in the Jamaican region about 10,000 years ago.

entertainment Updated: Jan 07, 2011 01:44 IST
PTI

Paleontologists have discovered a chicken-sized prehistoric bird, which they say, used its club-like wings as a weapon during a fight. The bird, called Xenicibis, is believed to be a member of the ibis family and lived in the Jamaican region about 10,000 years ago, said the research team of Yale University and Smithsonian Institution that made the discovery. Xenicibis also had a much larger breastbone and longer wings than most flightless birds.

First Published: Jan 06, 2011 17:30 IST