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Pedopenna daohugouensis n gen sp
A new dinosaur with feathered legs called Pedopenna daohugouensis is described
in Naturwissenschaften, and it is not (!)from Liaoning, but from Nei Mongol. It
is claimed, that the age of this eumaniraptoran could be as early as Middle or
Xing Xu and Fucheng Zhang
A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus.
Abstract The unusual presence of long pennaceous feathers on the feet of basal
dromaeosaurid dinosaurs has recently been presented as strong evidence in
support of the arboreal?gliding hypothesis for the origin of bird flight, but
it could be a unique feature of dromaeosaurids and thus irrelevant to the
theropod?bird transition. Here, we report a new eumaniraptoran theropod from
China, with avian affinities, which also has long pennaceous feathers on its
feet. This suggests that such morphology might represent a primitive adaptation
close to the theropod?bird transition. The long metatarsus feathers are likely
primitive for Eumaniraptora and might have played an important role in the
origin of avian flight.
supplementary material is available for this article at
Dr. Markus Moser
Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Stuttgart
Museum am Loewentor (= Rosenstein 1)
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