The 'fluffy' dinosaur that struggled to fly: 160 million-year-old fossils reveal a cute crow-sized creature with four wings and a fuzzy appearance



It looks like a rather cute fluffy toy.
But, in fact, this is an artist’s impression of a dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago.
Latest research suggests the crow-sized dinosaur Anchiornis had feathers on its four wings that fluffed up rather than lying flat like those of modern birds.
The primitive feathers may have actually hampered in its early attempts at flight.
They would probably have caused drag when the creature tried to glide between trees, say scientists.
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FLUFFY DINOSAUR Anchiornis is a species of bird-like dinosaur that lived around 160 million years... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 66
Source: Daily Mail
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