New Chinese flying dinosaur discovery

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A new flying dinosaur that lived about 150 million years ago has been dug up in China, which scientists say throws new light on the evolution of birds. The Aurornis xui was about the same size as a chicken, had tiny triangular teeth and was covered almost head-to-toe in primitive feathers

From the Daily Mail in England:

Flying dinosaur which had triangular teeth and resembled a CHICKEN discovered in Chinese quarry

The chicken-sized Aurornis xui lived 150 million years ago, had tiny triangular teeth and was covered in primitive feathers
Belgian scientists claim the fossilised skeleton throws new light on how birds evolved from land dinosaurs

By Victoria Woollaston

PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 29 May 2013

A flying dinosaur that lived about 150 million years ago has been dug up in China.

The Aurornis xui was roughly the same size as a chicken, was 20 inches in length and had tiny, triangular teeth. It was also covered almost head-to-toe in primitive feathers.

Scientists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels say the complete fossilised skeleton throws new light on the evolution of birds.

Unearthed in at a quarry in Liaoning Province

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