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Newly discovered close relative of T. rex is largest known feathered dinosaur

Palaeontologists have known for more than a decade that some small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, mainly thanks to beautifully preserved fossils from northeastern China. Now three specimens of a new tyrannosauroid from the same region show that at least one much larger dinosaur had a feathery coat as well.
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Spectacularly Preserved Fossil Suggests Most Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

The discovery of a fantastically preserved, bushy-tailed fossil theropod has cloaked the dinosaur world in feathers. Other feathered dinosaurs have been found before, but none so close to the trunk of their evolutionary tree. Read Post

Newly discovered dinosaur implies greater prevalence of feathers; Megalosaur fossil represents first feathered dinosaur not closely related to birds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

A new species of feathered dinosaur discovered in southern Germany is further changing the perception of how predatory dinosaurs looked. The fossil of Sciurumimus albersdoerferi, which lived about 150 million years ago, provides the... Read Post

Feathery Four-winged Dinosaur Fossil Found In China Bridges Transition To Birds

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

A fossil of a bird-like dinosaur with four wings has been discovered in northeastern China. The specimen bridges a critical gap in the transition from dinosaurs to birds, and reveals new insights into the origin evolution of feather... Read Post


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