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Giant Feathered Dinosaur Discovered In China

Posted on the 05 April 2012 by Gerard @presurfer

Giant Feathered Dinosaur Discovered In China
A species of giant feathered dinosaur, named Yutyrannus, that weighed as much as a car and was related to the Tyrannosaurus rex has been discovered in China. Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu and colleagues have recently published their description of a new dinosaur species, which might be the largest feathered animal ever.
It weighed in at 1,400 kilograms (3,100 pounds), and was at least 7 or 8 metres in length. That's 40 times bigger than Beipiaosaurus, the previous record-holder for largest feathered dinosaur. Now scientist wonder whether Tyrannosaurus rex had feathers.
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