Feathered Dinosaurs

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A growing amount of evidence is leading scientists to conclude that many dinosaurs were feathered. Here is the latest information about feathered dinosaurs.

  • Dinosaur Discovered in China had Iridescent Feathers like a Hummingbird
    Scientists have discovered the fossil of a dinosaur in China that had rainbow coloring. It had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird. (January 15, 2018)

  • Sinosauropteryx Dinosaur Had Bandit Mask Facial Pattern
    Scientists say a small feathered dinosaur named Sinosauropteryx had a mask-like bandit stripe across its eyes to help with camouflage. (October 26, 2017)

  • Giant Raptor Fossil Unearthed from Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota
    A giant raptor fossil has been unearthed from the Hell Creek Foundation in South Dakota. (November 4, 2015)

    Fossil of New Feathered Dinosaur Species Unearthed in China
    Scientists have discovered a new feathered dinosaur species in China. It is a relative of Velociraptor. (July 16, 2015)

    Scientists Use Wind Tunnel to Test Flight of Microraptor
    Scientsits from the University of Southampton used a wind tunnel to test the flight of the microraptor, a four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago. (September 29, 2013)

    Microraptors Could Swoop Down and Snatch Fish From Water
    Scientists have determined that Microraptor, a pigeon-sized four-winged flying dinosaur that lived 120 million years ago, was capable of swooping down and snatching fish from the water. (April 23, 2013)

    Eosinopteryx: Fossil of New Bird-like Dinosaur Discovered
    A fossil of a new bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period, named Eosinopteryx, was discovered in northeastern China. (January 24, 2013)

    Exceptionally Preserved Fossil Find Suggests All Dinosaurs May Have Been Feathered
    A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in southern Germany. (July 2, 2012)

    Beautiful Feathered Tyrant: One-Ton Feathered T. Rex Cousin Found in China
    Three well preserved fossils of a new feathered tyrannosauroid have been discovered in northeastern China. (April 5, 2012)

    Scientists Reconstruct Microraptor, Reveal Dinosaur's Iridescent Plumage
    The microraptor was a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago. (March 9, 2012)

    Feathersaurus Rex
    A Times Online tells how some scientists no longer believe that dinosaurs looked sleek and reptilian. (September 16, 2005)