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Four-Winged Dinosaurs with feathers found in China!!

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posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 01:59 PM
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Looks like proof that birds evolved from dinosaurs.
Perhaps we should call it dinosaur flu?
Maybe the dinosaurs died of bird flu.


news.nationalgeographic.com...

[Edited on 10-2-2004 by fortean]




posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:06 PM
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That link is not working for me; try this one: news.nationalgeographic.com...


Interesting, but I don't know if I would count the legs as wings.



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:09 PM
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they reckon it's a glider not a flyer.


RR

posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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I was just about to post this
Good find!



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:12 PM
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Cool find! Archaeopteryx showed evidence that birds evolved from dinosaurs, with Pteranodon and Pterodactyl being the missing links from scales to feathers. Never seen one with 4 wings though!



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:16 PM
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I agree DaRage, it looks more like a glider than a
flyer.
Could be a relative of the flying squirrel.
It might have started out gliding and
discoverd flight later.



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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That is pretty cool.

Deep


ID

posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 03:00 PM
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I love discoveries like this as they simply provide more proof of evolution and more that naysayers have to disprove. Results like this cannot be denied if you ask me. I agree that the creature does appear to be more of a glider then a flier. It may have jumped from high places to get enough lift as I do not believe it's hind legs would be capable of generating enough to get it airborne.



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 03:00 PM
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that is one cool find!!!
doesn't look very aerodynamic with those long rear hind legs though!



posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 03:07 PM
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Other thanit being a glider, and not a flyer....I dont see how birds are more evolved than this creature.

I'd say this creature would be at the top of the food chain of the birds, if the birds weren't able to fly away from it.


ID

posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 03:14 PM
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Other thanit being a glider, and not a flyer....I dont see how birds are more evolved than this creature.

I'd say this creature would be at the top of the food chain of the birds, if the birds weren't able to fly away from it.
Precisely the point, they can. Bigger is not always better. Case and point: Male lions are much bigger then females but it is the females that do the majority of the hunting. This is because the male lions are to large to catch most of their pray. Size is not always an advantage. This is also the reason why certain large creatures died out, if you can't catch the food you have no chance of life.



posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 05:49 PM
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You know. I saw a television show that proved this was actually a hoax. Maybe not...I dunno.



posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 06:15 PM
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that bird i heard off was found like 2 years ago and now you find out???



posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 07:52 PM
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I'm sure the creationists will find some way to debunk this using very very sketchy evidence



posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 08:56 AM
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that bird i heard off was found like 2 years ago and now you find out???


Oddly enough, my wife and I were playing Trivial Pursuit (past 20 years edition), and it's one of the questions!!! (country it was found).... I got it wrong, hehe....

Suddenly dragons don't seem as far fetched, eh?





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