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First Dinosaur Found With Its Body Covering Intact; Displays Primitive Feathers From Head To Toe

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April 27, 2001
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American Museum Of Natural History
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A team of Chinese and American scientists announced today in Nature the discovery of a remarkably preserved, 130-million-year-old fossil dinosaur covered from head to tail with downy fluff and primitive feathers. It is the first dinosaur found with its entire body covering intact, providing the best evidence yet that animals developed feathers for warmth before they could fly.

(New York - April 25, 2001) A team of Chinese and American scientists announced today in Nature the discovery of a remarkably preserved, 130-million-year-old fossil dinosaur covered from head to tail with downy fluff and primitive feathers. It is the first dinosaur found with its entire body covering intact, providing the best evidence yet that animals developed feathers for warmth before they could fly.


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American Museum Of Natural History. (2001, April 27). First Dinosaur Found With Its Body Covering Intact; Displays Primitive Feathers From Head To Toe. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010427072701.htm
American Museum Of Natural History. "First Dinosaur Found With Its Body Covering Intact; Displays Primitive Feathers From Head To Toe." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010427072701.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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