A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales

  title={A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales},
  author={P. Godefroit and S. Sinitsa and D. Dhouailly and Y. Bolotsky and A. Sizov and Maria E. McNamara and M. Benton and Paul Spagna},
  pages={451 - 455}
  • P. Godefroit, S. Sinitsa, +5 authors Paul Spagna
  • Published 2014
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Feathers, not just for the birds? Theropod dinosaurs, thought to be the direct ancestors of birds, sported birdlike feathers. But were they the only feathery dino group? Godefroit et al. describe an early neornithischian dinosaur with both early feathers and scales. This seemingly feathery nontheropod dinosaur shows that feathers were not unique to the ancestors of birds and may even have been quite widespread. Science, this issue p. 451 A fossil dinosaur with primitive feathers and scales… CONTINUE READING
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