A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

@article{Xing2016AFD,
  title={A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber},
  author={L. Xing and Ryan C. McKellar and Xing Xu and Gang Li and Ming F. Bai and W. Persons and Tetsuto Miyashita and M. Benton and J. Zhang and A. Wolfe and Qiru Yi and Kuowei Tseng and H. Ran and P. J. Currie},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={3352-3360}
}
  • L. Xing, Ryan C. McKellar, +11 authors P. J. Currie
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • In the two decades since the discovery of feathered dinosaurs [1-3], the range of plumage known from non-avialan theropods has expanded significantly, confirming several features predicted by developmentally informed models of feather evolution [4-10]. However, three-dimensional feather morphology and evolutionary patterns remain difficult to interpret, due to compression in sedimentary rocks [9, 11]. Recent discoveries in Cretaceous amber from Canada, France, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar, and the… CONTINUE READING
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