Flying Dino? Bizarre Dinosaur Had 4 'Wings,' Long Tail Feathers

July 15, 2014 3:05 PM

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Flying Dino? Bizarre Dinosaur Had 4 'Wings,' Long Tail Feathers

The largest "four-winged" dinosaur known has been found, and this predator has the longest feathers yet outside of birds, researchers say. This new finding yields insights on how dinosaurs may have flown, the scientists added.

The 125-million-year-old feathered dinosaur, named Changyuraptor yangi, sported feathers over its body, including its arms and legs, which made it look as if it had two pairs of wings. Its fossil was unearthed in 2012 in Liaoning province in northeastern China, which has been the center of a surge o...

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