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Tianyulong - a fuzzy dinosaur that makes the origin of feathers fuzzier



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Posted on: March 18, 2009 1:00 PM, by Ed Yong 

Tianyulong - a fuzzy dinosaur that makes the origin of feathers fuzzier


What happens when you find a feathered dinosaur that really isn't meant to
have feathers? That's the question set by a spectacular new fossil that adds
a confusing dimension to the origin of feathers.


We know about these prehistoric feathers through the beautiful fossil
impressions they have left behind, but a new set of impressions may be the
most impressive yet.

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They were discovered by Chinese scientists led by Xiao-Ting Zheng, who named
their new discovery Tianyulong confuciusi, after the museum that Zheng works
in and the famous Chinese philosopher. Its small, agile body,  about the
size of a cat, ...

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