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Feathered dinosaurs in a tangle

A dramatic feathered dinosaur fossil from the Jurassic of China resolves a 'temporal paradox'. But it adds intriguing complications to the debates on the evolution of feathers and flight in birds.

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Figure 1: Anchiornis huxleyi in context.

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Witmer, L. Feathered dinosaurs in a tangle. Nature 461, 601–602 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461601a

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