Yutyrannus: the Feathered Tyrannosaur
Feathered Dinosaurs • Coelurosaurs • Biology • Zoology • Mesozoic • Beipiaosaurus • Therizinosaurs • Tyrannosauroidea • Dinosaur • Feather • Flightless Bird • Xu Xing
Chinese palaeontologist Xing Xu and colleagues have published their description of a new dinosaur species today, which might be the largest feathered animal ever. It’s an early version of a T. rex they named Yutyrannus huali, meaning beautiful feathered tyrant in a mixture of Latin and Mandarin. It weighed in at 1,400 kilograms (3,100 pounds), and was at least 7 or 8 metres in length. Thats 40 times bigger than Beipiaosaurus, the previous record-holder for largest feathered dinosaur (a...
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