New dinosaur species was generously plumed
From 125-million-year-old rocks, scientists have unearthed the remains of a new species of extensively feathered dinosaurs that weighed up to about 1,400 kilograms and stretched 9 meters from nose to tail.
The fossils, from one adult and two younger dinos, were unearthed in northeast China, a region known for keeping soft tissues of ancient animals well-preserved. The discovery is described April 5 in Nature.
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