Dawn Meggison's Blog – March 2009 Archive (1)

Dinosaur find raises debate on feather evolution

Dinosaur find raises debate on feather evolution

NEW YORK (AP) - A small dinosaur that once roamed northeastern China was covered with a stiff, hairlike fuzz, a discovery that suggests feathers began to evolve much earlier than many researchers believe - maybe even in the earliest dinosaurs. Scientists had previously identified feathers and so-called "dinofuzz" in theropods, two-legged meat-eaters that are widely considered the ancestors of birds.

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Added by Dawn Meggison on March 18, 2009 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

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