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Scientists only discovered a new dinosaur with leathery bat

To Batcave! Cheung Chung Tat Sacred leather membrane, Batman! An exquisite fascinating fossil discovery in northern China has provided new evidence that some Jurassic dinosaurs developed membranous wings like those seen in today's bat. A complete analysis of the find is published in the magazine Nature on May 8, and describes the new fossil, which scientist is named Ambopteryx longibranchium. The almost complete fossil was discovered in 201 7 and lies in a rock formation that is 163 million years ago. The remains of the plums and tissues of the product were well preserved, so scientists slowly joined the story and shape of the unusual dinosaur. The researchers found soft tissue around the dinosaur's flanks and over their arms and showed that it had folds of leathery skin that would have resembled wings. The fossil also contains a "styliform" – a long leg that extends from the wrist – providing additional evidence that the membrane probably ran from the Ambopteryx flank to its fingertips. Ambopteryx had dimensions of about 13 inches in length. The law trees used their wings to slide through the air, rather than for heavy flying. It belongs to a group of dinosaurs called scansoriopterygids, all of which contain slanted arms, but it is only the second fossil found in the group to contain the stylish leg. It's important because it strengthens the case of the first "bat-wed" fossil, which is located in 2015 from a place just 50 miles away, was really a flyer. Doubled "Yi…

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Cheung Chung Tat

Sacred leather membrane, Batman! An exquisite fascinating fossil discovery in northern China has provided new evidence that some Jurassic dinosaurs developed membranous wings like those seen in today’s bat.

A complete analysis of the find is published in the magazine Nature on May 8, and describes the new fossil, which scientist is named Ambopteryx longibranchium. The almost complete fossil was discovered in 201

7 and lies in a rock formation that is 163 million years ago. The remains of the plums and tissues of the product were well preserved, so scientists slowly joined the story and shape of the unusual dinosaur.

The researchers found soft tissue around the dinosaur’s flanks and over their arms and showed that it had folds of leathery skin that would have resembled wings. The fossil also contains a “styliform” – a long leg that extends from the wrist – providing additional evidence that the membrane probably ran from the Ambopteryx flank to its fingertips.

Ambopteryx had dimensions of about 13 inches in length. The law trees used their wings to slide through the air, rather than for heavy flying. It belongs to a group of dinosaurs called scansoriopterygids, all of which contain slanted arms, but it is only the second fossil found in the group to contain the stylish leg.

It’s important because it strengthens the case of the first “bat-wed” fossil, which is located in 2015 from a place just 50 miles away, was really a flyer. Doubled “Yi qi”, the fossils were bizarre enough to divide the paleontologist’s views on whether or not the creature had wings. We know that dinosaurs evolved in feather wings and became today’s birds, but besides Yi qi, there was no prior evidence in the fossil record to suggest this type of flight without a flight.

It makes Ambopteryx a powerful find, lending weight to the idea Yi qi actually developed a separate flight method, similar to that of the pterosaurs, but different to the dinosaur line that would eventually become birds. The membrane may even be present in previously discovered members of the scan lizard guides, but at present it is believed that the other members had more bird-like wings.

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