Microraptorine Aids Scientists in Better Understanding Flying Dinosaurs

July 16, 2014 12:24 PM

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According to researchers, the remains of largest four-winged dinosaur have been found in China and the species had the longest feathers among dinosaurs. This new finding throws light on how dinosaurs flew.

Changyuraptor yangi is the name given to the 125 million-year-old feathered dinosaur. It had feathers all over its body, including arms and legs, which made it look like it had two pairs of wings on both the sides. The carcasses of this species were discovered in 2012 in the Liaoning province in nor...

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