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Velociraptor had feathers

This is too cool. After studying Velociraptor bones, scientists have decided that it seems the good ol' 'Raptor had feathers. Here are the bones:

And here's what they might have looked like with feathers:

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Somehow, I think "Jurassic Park" wouldn't have been as scary with feathered baddies.



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Sep. 21st, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
I wrote about this in a report I did for an Age of Dinosaurs class during my schooling. Kind of neat to see it confirmed.
Sep. 21st, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
They had one of these skeletons at the dinosaur museum in Fruita, Colorado. It looked about the size of a dog. Then I read the part about the feathers. Not so scary, true, but they are called "raptors." I wasn't surprised. There is also a really cool fossilized impression of a feathered dino at the KU Natural History Museum. I am such a dino-geek!
Sep. 23rd, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think it makes them way creepier... Evil birds. nothing scarier.
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Yep. And their great-etc-grandchildren hop and fly around us all the time.
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