Discovered dinosaur could have had wings like batadmin
A species found in Jurassic rocks in northeastern China had long bones that from its wrists, could have supported wing membranes like those you find on bats and flying squirrels. “The picture of the evolution of feathers and flight has become richer and more complicated as other feathered dinosaurs have been discovered, seemingly on a monthly basis,” UC Berkeley’s Kevin Padian writes in an accompanying News & Views article. “But things have just gone from the strange to the bizarre.”
A local farmer found the partial skeleton, complete with preserved soft tissue.A team led by Linyi University’s Xing Xu and Xiaoting Zheng observed fossilized remains, they thought that the pigeon sized dinosaur was flightless. Though it had many feathers, they looked too narrow and filament to form useful flight surfaces. But they may have had a different wing altogether.