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Small Jurassic dinosaur may have flown without feathers

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Small Jurassic Dinosaur May Have Flown Without Feathers

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
APRIL 29, 2015

Over the last two decades, scientists in China have paraded one surprising dinosaur discovery after another, enough to rewrite textbooks and even impress dinophile first graders. Some of the smaller newfound creatures, it turns out, had feathers, which shifted expert thinking to the dinosaurian origin of birds.

Now a discovery of 160-million-year-old fossils in northeastern China, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, calls attention to a dinosaur species that may have tried to take to the air on featherless wings. It was one of presumably many experiments in early flight that failed the test of time and was eventually abandoned.

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a large dodo bird with bat wings. how cool is that


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a large dodo bird with bat wings. how cool is that

Have it breathe fire and you pretty much have a dragon. So I'm guessing quite cool indeed.


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