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Chinese scientists found the skeleton of a bird - dinosaur

September 25 2009
11:31

The remains of a dinosaur with four limbs, covered with feathers, were found in the soil the Chinese province of Liaoning. These samples have already met a scientist, but earlier it was believed that feathering on the fore and hind limbs, suggests that this species - a primitive bird. Found in China, the skeleton is so well preserved that scientists can study it credibly demonstrate that the species still a dinosaur from a group troodonidovyh.

This discovery fills a missing link in evolution between dinosaurs and birds, and also gives a new idea about how the process of developing a pen cover from species to species. The fossils belong to the so-called Oxford century, which began about 161 million years ago, this is the end of the Jurassic period. Thus, it is the oldest to date a find, RIA Novosti reported.

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