Archaeologists have been able to discover a beautiful 150-million years old fossil, which is affirmed to be of a squirrel-tailed, feathered dinosaur, named Sciurumimus albersdoerferi.
Oliver Rauhut of the Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology said, "I was overwhelmed when I first saw it. Even apart from the preservation of feathers, this is certainly one of the most beautiful dinosaur fossils ever found”.
Not that paleontologist didn’t find fossils of dinosaurs with feathers, but earlier it was believed that dinosaurs of coelurosaurs class only had feathers like aerial creatures. Moreover, it was suggested that the class evolved after megalosaurs class, which included dinosaurs such as Sciurumimus.
However, with the discovery of this very gorgeous fossil, it has been recovered that dinosaurs, even before they evolved into the coelurosaurs class had feathers.
Moreover, Rauhut asserted that that as both the above mentioned classes of dinosaurs were not closely related, then findings of the new fossil should not be considered as an exception, instead they should be looked upon as a feature that existed in patterns.
He highlighted that majority of the dinosaurs must have been feathered. He notified that earlier, it was considered that a few of the dinosaurs had feathers, but now it is that a majority of them had them.
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