New feathered dinosaur shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds

ScienceDaily | Jan 16, 2020 at 7:12 AM
  • The one-of-a-kind specimen offers a window into what the earth was like 120 million years ago.
  • This technique, called bone histology, is becoming a regular part of the paleontology toolbox, but it’s still sometimes difficult to convince museums to let a researcher remove part of a nice skeleton.
  • “Thankfully, our coauthors at the Dalian Natural History Museum were really forward thinking and allowed us to apply these techniques, not only to Wulong, but also to another dinosaur, a close relative that looked more adult called Sinornithosaurus.”