origin of feathers

  • Ancient Flying Reptiles Featured Distinctly Dino-Like Feathers

    Ancient Flying Reptiles Featured Distinctly Dino-Like Feathers

    Feathers were common among dinosaurs, but scientists aren’t certain if the fur-like coverings of pterosaurs — a group of flying reptiles — were of the same sort seen on dinos and birds or something completely different. The discovery of two exquisite fossils in China now suggests pterosaurs were very much covered in feathers, potentially pushing…