New Archaeopteryx fossil suggests dinosaur-era bird wore 'feather trousers'

July 4, 2014 6:22 PM

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Researchers studied a new preserved fossil of Archaeopteryx that showed that its hind limb feathers were likely not used for flight purposes. Flight may have, however, been a secondary adaptation of the feathers.(Photo : H. Raab)

Researchers studied a new preserved fossil of Archaeopteryx that showed that its hind limb feathers were likely not used for flight purposes. Flight may have, however, been a secondary adaptation of the feathers.

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