(From Reuters)

Scientists have unearthed a spectacularly preserved, nearly complete fossil in north-eastern China of a feathered dinosaur with wings like those of a bird, although they doubt the strange creature could fly.

The researchers said the fast-running meat-eater was about 1.8 metres long and covered with simple hair-like feathers over much of its body, with large, quill-like feathers on its wings and long tail.

It is the largest-known dinosaur with wings and lived about 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. Read more

An artist’s impression of what the dinosaur would have looked like

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