|dethalternate||Date: Saturday, 18-July-2015, 9:19 AM | Message # 1|
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|By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News |
Scientists have discovered a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.
The 6ft 6in (2m) creature was almost perfectly preserved in limestone, thanks to a volcanic eruption that had buried it in north-east China.
And the 125-million year-old fossil suggests many other dinosaurs, including velociraptors, would have looked like "big, fluffy killer birds".
But it is unlikely that it could fly
Read more/full article/source - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33510288