Parrots in Denmark

16 May 2008 - While inspecting exhibits in a local natural history museum on the Danish Isle of Mors, a team of scientists from the Norfolk Museum of Natural History, led by Dr. David Waterhouse, came across a petrified bone which could be identified as belonging to the parrot family. This is the earliest record of parrots in the world, and oddly enough, it was found in the northern hemisphere. The 55-million-year-old fossil was named Mopsitta tanta. It is a relict from an age in which Europe was still tropical.

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