Survivor: the flightless takahē was once thought extinct, before being ‘rediscovered’ in a remote valley in New Zealand.
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Evolution towards flightlessness has been much more common through history than scientists once thought.
Heracles inexpectatus on the forest floor, with three small wrens foraging at its feet.
The newly discovered Heracles inexpectatus stood nearly a metre tall. And its fossil bones sat undiscovered on a museum shelf for more than a decade before its hefty status was finally appreciated.
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