Feathered fossils

Scientists have discovered evidence of feathers on one of the biggest dinosaurs yet.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM September 21, 2007

As dinosaurs go, Velociraptor mongoliensis is fairly famous. Three starred in the 1993 film Jurassic Park.

 

Despite the creature's fame, scientists have found remains from only about 20 velociraptors. Most of those discoveries turned up in the last 15 years or so, says Alan H. Turner, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

 

After a close look at some ancient bones, Turner and colleagues recently made a surprising discovery about velociraptors. They found th...

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