A new Jurassic theropod from China documents a transitional step in the macrostructure of feathers

  title={A new Jurassic theropod from China documents a transitional step in the macrostructure of feathers},
  author={Ulysse Lef{\`e}vre and Andrea Cau and Aude Cincotta and Dongyu Hu and Anusuya Chinsamy and François Escuilli{\'e} and Pascal Godefroit},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
Genuine fossils with exquisitely preserved plumage from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of northeastern China have recently revealed that bird-like theropod dinosaurs had long pennaceous feathers along their hindlimbs and may have used their four wings to glide or fly. Thus, it has been postulated that early bird flight might initially have involved four wings (Xu et al. Nature 421:335–340, 2003; Hu et al. Nature 461:640–643, 2009; Han et al. Nat Commun 5:4382, 2014). Here, we describe… 
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