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  • Lisa Breidenbach

    Fancy Feathers

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    15 Unusual Prehistoric Creatures

  • Maria das Dores Fragoso Mamede

    Este estranho dinossauro, semelhante a um pássaro, revela uma interessante parte da evolução destes animais. Ele não tinha penas para voo, e apenas apresentava quatro longas penas no rabo. Este animal viveu na China há aproximadamente 152 milhões de anos, e mostra evidências que as penas evoluíram milhões de anos antes dos pássaros desenvolverem o voo. O Epidexipteryx tinha o tamanho de um pombo, aproximadamente.

  • Annette Harvey

    18.) Epidexipteryx: These small, feathered dinosaurs were found in the Inner Mongolia region of China. Their large display feathers were the earliest known representation of ornamental feathers in the fossil record.

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