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Switch to Forum Live View Dinosaur Find: Velociraptor Ancestor Was 'Winged Dragon'
3 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2015 - 10:11PM #1
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Scientists have discovered a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.

The 6ft 6in (2m) creature was almost perfectly preserved in limestone, thanks to a volcanic eruption that had buried it in north-east China.

And the 125-million year-old fossil suggests many other dinosaurs, including velociraptors, would have looked like "big, fluffy killer birds".

But it is unlikely that it could fly.

Pretty cool... 

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 17, 2015 - 12:08PM #2
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Sometimes science can be so cool! 

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 23, 2015 - 1:55AM #3
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