Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Hundred-million year old feather

"Seven dino-era feathers found perfectly preserved in amber in western France highlight a crucial stage in feather evolution, scientists report."

"The hundred-million-year-old plumage has features of both feather-like fibers found with some two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods and of modern bird feathers, the researchers said.

This means the fossils could fill a key gap in the puzzle of how dinosaurs gave rise to birds,.."

Article at National Geographic.

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