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T-Rex's baby brother had feathers claim scientists - Your News from Ananova

The first fossil of a dinosaur that appears to have had mature feathers identical to those of modern birds has been unearthed in China.

The US-Chinese research team said the three foot fossil should settle once and for all the acrimonious debate over whether birds and dinosaurs are related.

It also reinforces the idea that dinosaurs were not cold-blooded after all, as the textbooks said for generations, but warm-blooded creatures that needed feathers for warmth, not flight.

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