The boundary between dinosaurs and birds gets smaller with this latest discovery
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Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

An article on Live Science describes a recent study of a creature called Microraptor gui. The research shows evidence that dinosaurs in some cases lived in trees. This strengthens the connection between birds and dinosaurs. Microraptor which lived about 120 million years ago, had feathers that were probably used for flight. Its feathers near its hind legs were nearly seven inches long. The researching scientist thought it to be unlikely the bird was even able to manuver on the ground at all because of those hind leg feathers. What is most likely according to researchers is that these dinosaurs leapt from the trees into flight.