Archaeopteryx is a bird-like flying reptile that appears in Disney's Fantasia.
The Archaeopteryx is very bird-like, though it is not technically a dinosaur. It has pink feathers starting at its neck, which extends along its back, wings, and down to the very end of its tail.
An Archaeopteryx appears in The Rite of Spring segment of Fantasia. It is seen perched on a tree branch attacked by a Troodon. The Archaeopteryx is later watching the Tyrannosaurus Rex battle it out with the Stegosaurus.
- In real life, Archaeopteryx is considered both a bird and a dinosaur; it is classified as a deinonychosaur, meaning that it is most closely related to Velociraptor and other Dromaeosaurs along with birds.
- In 2011, color was discerned in the feathers of Archaeopteryx by paleontologists through the examination of fossil pigments using an electron microscope and x-rays, making it one of the few dinosaurs for which color is actually known. Other dinosaurs for which color is known to include three or four species from China. Thus, it was shown that Archaeopteryx's true color was differing shades of black, much like the color of a crow or raven.