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View Resource Two Feathered Dinosaurs From Northeastern China

The Nature Web Special (discussed in the April 29, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), concerns the discovery by Canadian, Chinese, and American researchers of two species of "theropod dinosaur from China -­ dinosaurs with feathers." The Nature site includes a press release, commentary by Kevin Padian of the Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Paleontology, University of...

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/20659985.pdf
View Resource Fossils From China Link Birds with Dinosaurs

The discovery by Canadian, Chinese, and American researchers of two species of "theropod dinosaur from China -­ dinosaurs with feathers" is reported in the July 1998 issue of National Geographic. The National Geographic site contains information about the discovery, including a brief interview with Quang Ji, images (including a QuickTime VR image), and a 55 minute RealPlayer audio press conference...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/feathery-...
View Resource Bird Fossils

A fossil of a small, feathered animal, Longisquama insignis, that lived approximately 220 million years ago (Ma) in what is now Central Asia, was re-discovered recently in the dusty drawers of a Moscow museum collection. This discovery has rocked the paleontological world because the fossil exhibits feather impressions, making it possibly the world's oldest known bird. Archaeopteryx, thought until...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2000/0705
View Resource Gobi Desert Fossil Leads to New Interpretation of Ostrich-like Dinosaur

A team of paleontologists working in Cretaceous-aged rocks of the Gobi Desert have unearthed a dinosaur fossil containing a comb-like plate very similar to the filter-feeding structure in a duck's bill. An article by Norell, Makovicky and Currie, published in this week's Nature, describes the finding. The dinosaur, Gallimimus, was a fast-running, largish, beaked creature closely related to...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0831
View Resource When Is a Bird Not a Bird?

The latest Nature Web Special (discussed in the April 29, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering), concerns the discovery by Canadian, Chinese, and American researchers of two species of "theropod dinosaur from China -­ dinosaurs with feathers." The Nature site includes a press release, commentary by Kevin Padian of the Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Paleontology,...

https://www.nature.com/articles/31576?error=cookies_not_supp...