Scientists Believe Possibly Almost All Dinosaurs Were Covered in Feathers

Scientists Believe Possibly Almost All Dinosaurs Were Covered in Feathers

Scientists are reporting that they believe now that possibly almost all dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In a discovery in Siberia, fossils of a two-legged running dinosaur that date from about 160 million years ago propose such a find. In the discovery which was reported by an international team in the journal Science, the new […]

Dinosaurs With Feathers Discovered in Siberian Fossils

Dinosaurs With Feathers Discovered in Siberian Fossils

A new discovery: a Siberian expedition found fossils of dinosaurs with feathers in Russia. The finding of a new species could mean that feathered animals were widespread than previously thought. The researchers said the herbivorous dinosaur, which belongs to a beaked group known as Ornithischia, was five feet long. “The feathers may have been present in the […]

Dinosaurs Not Ancestors of Birds

Dinosaurs Not Ancestors of Birds

For many years, scientists have believed that dinosaurs were the prehistoric ancestors of contemporary birds, but a recently uncovered fossil suggests that this was in fact not the case. The sparrow-sized relic in question, named Scansoriopteryx by its discoverers, was found in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia. Scientists originally classified Scansoriopteryx as a dinosaur […]