Why, it looks like a big chicken!

Here are some closeups of some fossilized bones from the early Cretaceous. Look closely:

tyrannosaurid

They've got fine filamentous feathery hairs all over them—it's a dinosaur with feathers. One very cool thing about it is that this is a basal tyrannosaurid, a new species named Dilong paradoxus.

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