In a shocking discovery of a lifetime, a Chinese paleontologist has discovered a fossilized tail of a rare baby feathered dinosaur in the most unlikely of places -- a marketplace in Myanmar.
The fossil of an adorable but strange bird-lizard from China, known as Psittacosaurus of "parrot lizard," could reveal clues of where dinosaurs lived before their extinction.
Researchers University of Kansas recently uncovered fossils representing the largest known feathered raptor. The species has since been named Dakotaraptor and it's closing the gap in the evolutionary gap between dinosaurs and modern birds.
Researchers from the University of Alberta recently discovered fossilized tail feathers and soft tissues of an Ornithomimus dinosaur that shed light on the evolution of modern-day birds such as ostriches and emus.
Feathered fossils examined by Brown University researchers were found to hold vital pigment information about a bird-like dinosaur that died 150 million years ago.
Fossils of feathered dinosaurs are no longer as terribly rare as they once were, even if they still are exciting finds. However, so far all feathered dinosaurs have been the flesh-eating two-legged raptors theorized to be the ancestors of modern birds. Now paleontologists have found evidence that some large plant eating dinos also sported bristly feathers, changing the rules for predicting who likely had plumage.
The discovery of the fossilized remains of a bird-like dinosaur offers new clues on bird evolution.