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Two possible body shapes for the gigantic Samrukia nessovi,
with a human and 'normal-sized' Mesozoic bird for scale.
An enormous prehistoric bird, which might have resembled a very big ostrich, lived alongside dinosaurs around 83 million years ago, according to new research. The bird, called Samrukia nessovi after the mythical Kazakh Phoenix, lived in what is now Kazakhstan. It is described in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters.