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Dragon-Like, Feathered Dinosaur Was Ace Flyer

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Why would a dinosaur with a body built for running have four wings and a long, feathered tail—and how did it use them? Paleontologists have long puzzled over the dragon-like anatomy of the tiny, carnivorous dinosaur called Microraptor that hunted in the forests of China 130 million years ago.

Finally, anatomists think they've found an answer: This crow-size dromaeosaur was a master of control. Whether it was gliding or flapping through the air, its hind wings would have let it turn on a dime.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I guess if you was that small living in the world of giants you would need and advanage to get away fast.

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