New Discovery

Some Dinos Had Feathers, Fossils Show

Scientists in China have unearthed the remains of the largest-known feathered animal ever. A relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new species, named the Yutyrannus, measured 30 feet long and weighed 500 pounds as an adult. The finding has led scientists to speculate that feathers might have been more widespread among meat-eating dinosaurs than they had previously thought. The newly-discovered dinosaur didn’t fly, though, because it was too big. The feathers were likely for insulation.