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Scientists are certain that sometime around 150 million years ago birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans. According to recent studies conducted around the world, the maniraptorans were very bird-like, with feathers, hollow bones, small body sizes and high metabolic rates.
Researchers found evidence of feathers preserved with a juvenile and two adults skeletons of Ornithomimus. This discovery suggests that all ornithomimid dinosaurs would have had feathers.
Scientists say the fossil of a dinosaur fingernail found in Brazil provides new support for the theory of an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds.
Juravenator is a genus of coelurosaurian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (150 million years ago). It lived in what are now the Jura Mountains of Germany. It was discovered in 1998 by an amateur paleontologist in a lime pit near EichstÃ¤tt. The specimen was nicknamed Borsti, a name commonly given to bristle-haired dogs. It was assumed that this dinosaur was endowed with bristly proto-feathers. Studies of the remains of Juravenator indicate that this animal had both normal dinosaur...