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Velociraptor’s Winged Cousin Discovered

A winged, feathered close cousin of the velociraptor has been discovered in China. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found a complete skeleton of the new dinosaur, now named Zhenyuanlong suni, in Liaoning Province in northeastern China. “This is the largest feathered dinosaur [discovered] with a complex set of wings, made up of layers of quill-pen-type feathers,” paleontologist and study co-author Steve Brussatte told Fox News. “It was about six and a half feet long and weighed 44 pounds or so. Not a giant compared to T-rex or Brachiosaurus, but very big for a dinosaur with huge wings.”