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Feathered polar dinosaurs really existed

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“A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar circle.

“An international team of scientists has analyzed a collection of 10 such fossil feathers found in Australia, which reveal an unexpected diversity of tufted hair-like ‘proto-feathers’ from meat-eating dinosaurs, together with downy body feathers, and wing feathers from primitive birds that would have been used for flight.

“Uniquely, the fossil feathers from Australia were all entombed in fine muddy sediments that accumulated at the bottom of a shallow lake close to the South Pole during the Age of Dinosaurs.” – Uppsala University ScienceDaily (November 12, 2019)

3 Replies to “Feathered polar dinosaurs really existed

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    Seversky says:

    I foresee another Jurassic movie somewhere in our future.. A brilliant but unethical geneticist crosses polar dinosaur DNA with that of penguins. The Antarctic (the Arctic would be more accessible but will have melted away by then) now houses a polar theme park. But instead of watching cute, cuddly penguins shuffling between their nesting sites and feeding-grounds, tourists find themselves being hunted across the Antarctic wastes by giant tyranno-penguins and fast, vicious veloci-penguins. Working title is Jurassic Snow: Happy Teeth.

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    aarceng says:

    How did they know they were dinosaur feathers?

  3. 3
    EDTA says:

    Sev @ 1,

    😎

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