Biggest ever flying dinosaur unearthed in China

July 17, 2015 3:11 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From Reuters)

Scientists have unearthed a spectacularly preserved, nearly complete fossil in north-eastern 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 1.8 metres long and covered with simple hair-like feathers over much of its body, with large, quill-like feathers on its wings and long tail.

It is the largest-known dinosaur with wings and lived about 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. Read more

An artist's impression of what the dinosaur would have looked like
An artist’s impression of what the dinosaur would have looked like
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