Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dinosaurs That Learned To Fly

I've long known about the fossil Archaeopteryx. However, I had no idea that science has uncovered so many other dinosaurs with feathers, or the beginnings of feathers. I followed a link from Fox News and discovered fascinating artists' renderings of what many may have looked like. Very interesting. This is one sample and there is a link below to all twenty-one pictures. Thought you might enjoy them as much as I did. 

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Credit: Photograph © Julius T. Csotonyi ( Image used with permission.

MicroraptorLike Archaeopteryx, Microraptor was about the size of a crow and had teeth, claws and feathers on all four limbs that it may have used to glide between trees. However, it is more closely related to dinosaurs than to birds, and many scientists believe that this 124 million-year-old dinosaur may be the long-sought missing link between the two groups.

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