BEIJING – A well-preserved fossil of a newly discovered species in China, dubbed by scientists as "dancing dragon," is shedding new light on the evolutionary gap between dinosaurs and birds, according to a release. Publish from The Daily Mail.





Researchers say the Wulong bohaiensis, which translates to "dancing dragon", is a Cretaceous Period dinosaur that was twice as tall as a crow and lived in a nearby lake about 120 million years ago. It has an oval mouth, full teeth and dangerous toe claws, and can mostly be fed on small mammals, lizards, birds and fish.

Wulong's fossils were discovered in northeastern China's Liaoning province nearly a decade ago and were recently featured in a book published in anatomical records, including skeletons as well as soft tissues. Rarely, such as rare feathers are kept in detail.

Each of its arms and legs has wings that look like birds, while the rest of its body is covered with feathers.

Scientists know that dinosaurs are covered in wings, they are unsure of how the wings were used and say their findings could shed further light on the extent to which dinosaurs spread their wings. And it's starting to develop into birds today. By: Phillip