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膜を広げて飛ぶ恐竜「イー・チー」の想像図(DINOSTAR社提供)

膜を広げて飛ぶ恐竜「イー・チー」の想像図(DINOSTAR社提供)

Pterosaur wings were more like those of this flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) from Sri Lanka: membranes stretched between an elongated finger and their legs.

Pterosaur wings were more like those of this flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) from Sri Lanka: membranes stretched between an elongated finger and their legs.

Yi: Unlike other dinos that could fly, Yi didn’t have feathered wings. Instead, its wings were almost bat-like—a thin membrane of skin stretched between its fingers and body.

Yi: Unlike other dinos that could fly, Yi didn’t have feathered wings. Instead, its wings were almost bat-like—a thin membrane of skin stretched between its fingers and body.

Bald Eagles dancing by Leland Long Wolf

Bald Eagles dancing by Leland Long Wolf

Since most dinosaur names consist of long, polysyllabic gargles—Parasaurolophus, Therizinosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus—it is refreshing that the latest addition to the family has the shortest one yet…

Since most dinosaur names consist of long, polysyllabic gargles—Parasaurolophus, Therizinosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus—it is refreshing that the latest addition to the family has the shortest one yet…

Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Dinosaur fossil with bat wings is first of its kind  A "bizarre" bat-like dinosaur, just discovered by a farmer, had wings made of skin rather than feathers

Dinosaur fossil with bat wings is first of its kind A "bizarre" bat-like dinosaur, just discovered by a farmer, had wings made of skin rather than feathers

A new dinosaur: Flying without feathers Birds evolved from dinosaurs – but it wasn’t a smooth transition. Plenty of creatures tried different ways to get into the air – like this newly discovered dinosaur species, Yi qi, unearthed in China. This pigeon-sized creature had elongated fingers that held a membrane wing, more like a bat than a bird. In this Nature Video, we look at what makes this fossil so special, and consider what this dinosau

A new dinosaur: Flying without feathers Birds evolved from dinosaurs – but it wasn’t a smooth transition. Plenty of creatures tried different ways to get into the air – like this newly discovered dinosaur species, Yi qi, unearthed in China. This pigeon-sized creature had elongated fingers that held a membrane wing, more like a bat than a bird. In this Nature Video, we look at what makes this fossil so special, and consider what this dinosau

A pigeon-size dinosaur with bat wings. An artist's depiction of the Yi qi dinosaur is seen in this updated handout illustration provided by Dinostar Co Ltd on April 29, 2015. Photo: Reuters

A pigeon-size dinosaur with bat wings. An artist's depiction of the Yi qi dinosaur is seen in this updated handout illustration provided by Dinostar Co Ltd on April 29, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Bats' wings are a lot thinner than those of birds, which helps them move fast, with incredible precision. Of course their thinness makes them fragile and susceptible to tearing. But if the tears aren't too large, they heal quickly. Discovery News

Bats' wings are a lot thinner than those of birds, which helps them move fast, with incredible precision. Of course their thinness makes them fragile and susceptible to tearing. But if the tears aren't too large, they heal quickly. Discovery News

In full, it is Yi qi, which comes from the Mandarin for “strange wing” and can be roughly butchered as “ee chee”. The name hints at this pigeon-sized animal’s most remarkable feature. Each of its hands had a long bony rod extending from the wrist. This rod seemed to support a membrane, much like that of a flying squirrel or bat.  Yi was a dinosaur with bat-like wings! What an astonishing find!

In full, it is Yi qi, which comes from the Mandarin for “strange wing” and can be roughly butchered as “ee chee”. The name hints at this pigeon-sized animal’s most remarkable feature. Each of its hands had a long bony rod extending from the wrist. This rod seemed to support a membrane, much like that of a flying squirrel or bat. Yi was a dinosaur with bat-like wings! What an astonishing find!