Yup, a FEATHERED dinosaur! The dinosaur of the day is another Chinese one, and rather unique at that, called Beipiaosaurus. This potentially omnivorous dinosaur was found during the Cretaceous period. Dinosaurs.about.com describes it as follows: “long-clawed, pot-bellied, two-legged herbivorous theropods that seem to have been constructed from bits of other types of dinosaurs.” you can find this quote HERE. I have found most sites refer to it as an herbivore but there is some debate.
We have partial skeletons of this dinosaur, but where they were found allowed for the impressions of the feathers or feather like portions of the dinosaur to survive in the form of impressions. Not much larger than a man this dinosaur was a hit with our fanatic just due to how we believe it looked as is really well illustrated HERE. We chose it from the list of I’m a Dinosaur videos on youTube so of course you have to watch the one below!
Our second video is a tribute video with a great selection of images by various artists.
We did not have a multitude of links to share but we have a great image to colour HERE. Raresource has a page HERE on our Chinese dinosaur. EnchantedLearning has a fact sheet HERE. Jurassic Park Wikia has their information HERE. Age of Dinosaurs has a map and point form information HERE. And of course Wiki has their article on this fascinating dinosaur HERE.