New Study Proves Velociraptors Had Feathers

New Study Proves Velociraptors Had Feathers

It looks kind of like Big Bird’s slightly smaller and more colorful cousin, except for the mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, that is.

Paleontologists recently discovered an extremely well preserved skeleton of a new species of dinosaur in northeastern China. This new dinosaur had wings, feathers and sharp teeth. It has been named Zhenyuanlong suni, and recent research on the new dino was published in the academic journal Scientific Reports on July 16th.

This specimen of Z. suni weighed in at close to 25 pounds and stood around five foot tall. Of note, the name of the dinosaur translates phonetically in Chinese to “fluffy feathered poodle from hell”.

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