Aikman Wildlife Pre-Historic Archaeopteryx Model


Scientific name: Archaeopteryx
Family: †Archaeopterygidae
Classification: Aves

Place of Origin: Solnhofen limestone in Bavaria, Southern Germany
Timeline: Archaeopteryx lived around 150 million years ago
Weight: 1.8 – 2.2 lbs
Body size: 20 inches
Top speed: 4.5 mph
Diet: Carnivore
Habitat: subtropical environment characterized by reef islands and lagoons set in a shallow sea that was part of the primordial Mediterranean.

Fun Facts

  • The Archaeopteryx was discovered between in 1860 by Hermann von Meyer in Solnhofen, Germany
  • Thought to be a transitional period for reptiles and birds. They were just as much dinosaur as bird
  • The name Archaeopteryx means: “Ancient Feather or Wing”.
  • Archaeopteryx lived in the early Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic epoch, around 150.8–148.5 million years ago.

Conservation Status


Annual Cost of Care


Though the Archaeopteryx is extinct, by adopting this animal your donation will go toward providing for the daily cost of care for wildlife that lives at Aikman Wildlife Adventure.

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