The Microraptor Was a Four-Winged Flying Dino

ut it also had arms. The feathers were obviously designed to help lifting the animal into the air, but how exactly it traveled still eludes experts like Sankar Chatterjee and R. Jack Templin from the Texas Tech University. The pose which they proposed for the bird-like dinosaur may shed some light on the origins of flight, which sees two sides with opposite opinions confront for decades. Some beli

The recent discovery of the Microraptor gui species of dinosaur (translated as “Small thief” or “Small raider”) stands as further proof that dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds. The fact that puzzled researchers was its being provided with two sets of wings, which is highly unusual for any animal type of any age.

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