New Bird Species Discovered at Canadian Arctic

Scientists have discovered a new bird species in the Canadian Arctic from fossils dating back to about 90 million years.

Researchers from the University of Rochester in the U.S. named the bird Tingmiatornis arctica.

The fossils paint a clearer picture of an ecosystem that would have existed in the Canadian Arctic during the Turonian age of the Cretaceous period, which lasted from about 93.9 to 89.8 million years ago.

The bird would have been a cross between a large seagull and a diving bird like a cormorant, but likely had teeth.