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July 7, 2014 4:45 PM

Fossil’s 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was largest flying bird

Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing -- if you’re a paleontologist. Meet Pelagornis sandersi, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across —-- so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane.

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