Thursday, September 24, 2009

" All over the skeleton, you see feathers."

A 150-million-year-old fossil is the oldest feathered dino-bird yet discovered, proving about 10-million-years older than than Archaeopteryx, the oldest previously recognized bird. 

One of the dinosaurs, named Anchiornis huxleyi, is spectacular in its preservation.
It has extensive plumage covering its arms and tail, and also its feet - a "four-winged" arrangement, says Professor Xu from the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. ... "All over the skeleton, you see feathers."
Very exciting stuff. Read the entire article here: Dinosaurs had 'earliest feathers'

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