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  • Some of our other incredible and long named dinosaur discoveries include a dinosaur with four wings called Anchiornis huxleyi, a gigantic bird raptor called Gigantoraptor Erlianensis and a small feathered dinosaur called epidexipteryx.

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  • See also Zhang et al 2008 Nature, Epidexipteryx hui, and maniraptoran.

    October 23, 2008

  • "The fossil of a 'bizarre' feathered dinosaur from the era before birds evolved has been discovered in China. Epidexipteryx was very bird-like, with four long ribbon-like tail feathers - probably used in display. But the pigeon-sized creature shows no sign of the flight feathers seen in other bird-like dinosaurs, according to a report in the journal Nature."
    - James Morgan, 'New feathered dinosaur discovered', BBC website, 22 Oct 2008.

    October 23, 2008