Reduced plumage and flight ability of a new Jurassic paravian theropod from China.

@article{Godefroit2013ReducedPA,
  title={Reduced plumage and flight ability of a new Jurassic paravian theropod from China.},
  author={Pascal Godefroit and Helena Demuynck and Gareth Dyke and Dongyu Hu and François Escuilli{\'e} and Philippe Claeys},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={1394}
}
Feathered theropods were diverse in the Early Cretaceous Jehol Group of western Liaoning Province, China. Recently, anatomically distinct feathered taxa have been discovered in the older Middle-Late Jurassic Tiaojishan Formation in the same region. Phylogenetic hypotheses including these specimens have challenged the pivotal position of Archaeopteryx in… CONTINUE READING

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