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2009-09-25 12:27:52

Fossil experts say the stunning remains of a "four-winged" dinosaur have confirmed that birds owe their ancestry to two-footed dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.

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2009-06-17 13:50:00

Scientists have discovered a unique beaked, plant-eating dinosaur in China.

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2007-06-13 16:40:00

The remains of a giant, birdlike dinosaur as tall as the formidable tyrannosaur have been found in China, a surprising discovery that indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought, scientists said Wednesday.

2007-03-21 03:00:10

Chinese scientists say they've found the remains of a small flying dragon that lived around the time of the dinosaurs. The London Telegraph says the six-inch long skeleton of the Gliding Lizard fossil features elongated ribs that helped to spread a wing-like membrane for gliding.


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2011-12-20 19:53:45

Sinornithosaurus, meaning “Chinese bird-lizard,” is a genus of feathered dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the early Aptian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (120 - 125 million years ago). It lived in what is now China and was the fifth non-avian feathered dinosaur discovered by 1999. It was discovered in the Jianshangou beds of the Yixian Formation, from the Sihetun locality of western Liaoning. Xu Xing, Wang Xiaolin and Wu Xiaochun, of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Beijing are...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.