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Description - Feathered Dragons by

Meat-eating theropod dinosaurs had been recognized as potential ancestors of birds ever since the Nineteenth Century. But the remains of these animals were rare, usually incomplete and often poorly preserved. A revolution began in 1964 with the discovery of Deinonychus revealed startling similarities between dinosaurs and birds. With each new small theropod discovery, the ties became stronger, until the discovery of Sinosauropteryx - a dinosaur with feathers! Not all scientists accepted the concept of birds being phylogenetically nested within the Dinosauria, others are now focusing on the evolution of feathers and avian flight. Feathered Dragons presents 15 new pieces of research, including the first detailed description of Bambiraptor, a remarkable new specimen found in Montana.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253343734
ISBN-10: 0253343739
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography -

Philip J. Currie is Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.Eva B. Koppelhus is a palynologist and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.Martin A. Shugar, M.D., F.A.C.S., was director of the Florida Institute of Paleontology at the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History. Joanna L. Wright is Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of Colorado at Denver and Associate Director, CU-MWC Fossil Footprint Collection.