Newly discovered plant-eating species wore both scales and plumes
Courtesy of Pascale Golinvaux/RBINS
Dinosaurs may have all bundled up in flashy feather coats.
The skulls and bones of a new dinosaur species unearthed in Siberia support what some scientists have suspected: Dinosaurs with feathers were probably the norm.
“For the first time we have a feathered dinosaur that is far from the lineage leading to birds,” says study author Pascal Godefroit, a paleontologist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels. “It means that all dinosaurs were potentially covered by feathers.”