Pigeon-sized Dinosaur Discovered In China

This dinosaur discovered in China makes you wonder if dinosaurs will ever really die. Most people have seen the movie, Jurassic Park, so they are familiar with the many species of dinosaurs that existed. While the movie has educated movie-lovers on the behaviors and appearance of the more popular dinosaurs such as the T-rex and Raptor, there is still more to be known about this diverse group of animals.

It seems as if every year, there are several new species of dinosaur discovered in China and the world over. In 2014, there were more than 10 new dinosaurs unearthed including the Tachiraptor, Rhinorex condrupus, and Rukwatitan bisepultus.

Pigeon-sized Dinosaur Discovered In China - Clapway

https://youtu.be/JxO_4G-AyFY What is unique about this particular dinosaur is its body and wings. There have been over 700 species of dinosaurs discovered to date, but the Yi qi may be the only one with a pigeon-sized body and wings similar to those of a bat.

The wings featured clawed hands with three fingers and a bone extending to the wrist. The skin was like that of a bat and other flying reptiles that are now extinct. The limbs, head and neck were all covered in feathers that closely resemble small hairs.
Scientists believe that it lived close to 160 million years during the Jurassic Period, which is about 10 million years before the Archaeopteryx, the earliest bird known. They have concluded that the bird-like dinosaur probably lived in trees and lived off of mammals, lizards and insects.

So far, in 2015, there have been a handful of dinosaurs unearthed. These discoveries include a stash of dinosaur eggs found in southern China in the city of Heyuan. Heyuan is actually known as “Home of the Dinosaurs.” The Heyuan Dinosaur Fossil Museum was recognized years ago in 2004 with the Guinness World Record for their large dinosaur egg fossil collection. At the time, the recorded collection had 10,0008 egg fossils. It will be interesting to see future dinosaurs that are yet to be unearthed.

Is it a no-brainer history buffs and paleontology buffs? Which would be a more exciting discovery? A dinosaur fossil or world war II relics?: