April 6, 2012
Scientists today announced the discovery in China of fossils of the largest-known feathered dinosaur, a creature that resembled Tyrannosaurus rex but had a fuzzy coat that has surprised the scientific community.
“These were fully terrestrial, like modern ostriches,” said Sankar
Chatterjee, a professor and curator of palaeontology at the Museum of
Texas Tech University in the US, who is an authority on ancient flying
reptiles called pterosaurs and the biomechanics of flight but was not
associated with this discovery.