Dinosaur with bat-like wings found in China

Dinosaur with bat-like wings found in China
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Close on the heels of the discovery of T Rex\'s \"bizarre\" cousin, scientists have now found a dinosaur with bat-like wings. The fossils, discovered by a farmer in his field in the Qinglang county of Hebei province in China, will help to shed new light on the evolution of flight, scientists said.

London: Close on the heels of the discovery of T Rex's "bizarre" cousin, scientists have now found a dinosaur with bat-like wings. The fossils, discovered by a farmer in his field in the Qinglang county of Hebei province in China, will help to shed new light on the evolution of flight, scientists said.

Paleontologists in China said the impeccably preserved fossil belongs to a small dinosaur thought to have lived 160 million years ago. "This is really something for me. It is the most unexpected discovery I ever made," professor Xing Xu from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, who led the work, was quoted as saying by Daily Mail. "This dinosaur is totally different. It has totally different wings from all other birds and their close relatives," he added.

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