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News Release 09-123

Beaked, Bird-like Dinosaur Tells Story of Finger Evolution

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This image shows a reconstruction of Limusaurus with no evidence of feather structures.

This image shows a reconstruction of Limusaurus; there is no evidence of feather structures.

Credit: Portia Sloan


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The Limusaurus skeleton was found preserved with a small crocodile skeleton.

The Limusaurus skeleton was found preserved with a small crocodile skeleton.

Credit: Xu Xing


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A cross-section of the fibula of Limusaurus, used to determine the animal's age.

A cross-section of the fibula of Limusaurus, used to determine the animal's age.

Credit: Gregory Erickson


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This block of sediment contained the Limusaurus skeleton just before it was collected.

This block of sediment contained the Limusaurus skeleton just before it was collected.

Credit: James Clark


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