A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran from China with elongate ribbon-like feathers

Published on Oct 1, 2008in Nature43.07
· DOI :10.1038/nature07447
Fucheng Zhang32
Estimated H-index: 32
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Estimated H-index: 47
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsCorwin Sullivan22
Estimated H-index: 22
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
This paper presents another chapter in the earliest history of birds, with the discovery of a feathered dinosaur from the Mid to Late Jurassic of China. Living a little earlier than the famous fossil bird Archaeopteryx, the newly discovered creature is birdlike in many ways including the presence of four very long tail feathers, but otherwise no sign of flight feathers of the kind seen in birdlike dinosaurs such as Microraptor.
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