Friday, July 17, 2015

Poodle from Hell found

Scientists have unearthed a spectacularly preserved, nearly complete fossil in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur with wings like those of a bird, although they doubt the strange creature could fly.

The researchers said the fast-running meat-eater was about 6 feet (1.8 meters) long and covered with simple hair-like feathers over much of its body, with large, quill-like feathers on its wings and long tail.

Finding the dinosaur raises questions about why wings evolved in the first place.
The largest-known dinosaur with wings, it lived about 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. University of Edinburgh paleontologist Steve Brusatte dubbed the dinosaur, named Zhenyuanlong suni, a "fluffy feathered poodle from hell."

Birds evolved from small feathered dinosaurs. The oldest-known bird, crow-sized Archaeopteryx, lived about 150 million years ago.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/16/us-science-dinosaur-idUSKCN0PQ1EJ20150716

See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/03/meet-anzu-wyliei-chicken-from-hell.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/05/archaeopteryx-x-rays-shine-new-light-on.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/08/shrinking-dinosaurs-became-modern-birds.html
See ---->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/12/meet-spinosaurus-largest-of-all.html


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