fossilized remains of primitive feathers

Paleontologists have unearthed bones belonging to a new species of dinosaur bipedal, long 1.5 m. His teeth indicate that it was herbivorous and remnants of the pool it was a ornithischien primitive. free coloring pages The newcomer was baptized Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus ( dromeus in Greek means runner Kulinda and zabaikalicus refer to places of discovery, community and region in southern Siberia). By studying more closely the fossil of this dinosaur , the researchers were surprised to find the presence in its front and rear legs of what looks like primitive feathers.

 

Black filaments that we see here seems to be the fossilized remains of primitive feathers, the first associated with a herbivorous dinosaur.

Black filaments can be seen here seem to be the fossilized remains of primitive feathers, the first associated with a herbivorous dinosaur. © Pascale Golinvaux (RBINS),  Science

 

Feathers, a characteristic of the group of dinosaurs

 

This discovery led to a publication in the journal Science , is important. This is indeed the first time that we discover traces of protoplumes in a ornithischien. The previous known feathered dinosaurs are saurischians 

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