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Descended From Dinosaurs

The IntersectionBy The IntersectionSep 26, 2009 4:43 PM

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by Sparticus Maximus the Great

I knew

it all along.

The discovery of five remarkable new fossils has confirmed that birds evolved from dinosaurs, Chinese scientists said last night. . . . . . . . . Feathers cover the arms and tail, but also the feet, suggesting that a four-winged stage may have existed in the transition to birds. The fossils will also help scientists work out the mechanics of how early birds flew. The specimens have been identified as types of Anchiornis huxleyi. The details of the find will also be announced in Nature.

Just look at that handsome fellow!

The Guardian's

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Artist's impression based on the feathered dinosaur fossil Anchiornis huxleyi, discovered in north-eastern China. Photograph: Hu Dongyu/AP
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