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'Four-winged' Microraptor discovery



This one is really spectacular -- Xing Xu et al report that not only did Microraptor have feathers, but it had flight feathers on all four limbs and the tail.

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993298

The Nature embargo has just expired, so it's now out in the open.
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