Paradigm shift: All early dinosaurs had feathers, paleontologists now surmise after finding first herbivore with the tell-tale plumes.
A reconstruction of Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus
Feathers may have evolved in the earliest of dinosaurs, not only among the theropods that evolved into birds, surmise surprised paleontologists eyeing a new-found fossil herbivore with the tell-tale plumes – as well as scales, found in Siberia.
This is the first dinosaur found with feathers that isn’t a theropod, which is the family including the likes of T-rex and velociraptors, says the team of paleontologists, led by Pascal Godefroit of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
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