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Iridescent, Feathered Dinosaur Offers Fresh Evidence That Feathers Evolved to Attract Mates

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A team of American and Chinese researchers has revealed the detailed feather pattern and color of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 120 million years ago....Since it was discovered as the first four-winged dinosaur in 2003, Microraptor has been at the center of questions about the evolution of feathers and flight....Based on the new data..., a complex color repertoire that includes iridescence is probably ancestral to a group of dinosaurs called Paraves that originated at least 140 million years ago and includes dinosaurs such as Velociraptor as well as Archaeopteryx, Anchiornis and living birds. {Pictured is a Microraptor fossil.}

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"Taking Wing" by Pat Shipman is no longer at Amazo... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:28:05 PM
"A new reconstruction of the dinosaur will help sc... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 3:58:10 PM