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    15 Unusual Prehistoric Creatures

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Deborah Kratz

      A part-bird, part-dinosaur described in the journal Nature this week didn’t have feathers for flying, but did possess ostentatious ornamental plumage, including four tailfeathers three times longer than its pigeon-sized body. Epidexipteryx ("display" + "wing, feather") lived during the middle-to-late Jurassic, predating the famed Archaeoptryx, and represents an alternative evolutionary pathway from dinosaurs to birds.

    • Anthony Thomas

      This bird-like dinosaur reveals an interesting part about the evolutionary history of birds. This member of the Scansoriopterygidae had no flight feathers, but it did have four long tail feathers. These feathers were likely used in displays. Due to its age (It lived in China around 152 to 168 million years ago), it provides evidence that feathers evolved several million years before flight did (not surprisingly). It was also one of the smallest dinosaurs, reaching just 10"

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