image by Zhao Chuang via PBS Newshour
Zhenyuanlong is a newly discovered feathered dinosaur found in the Liaoning province of China. The dinosaur is an ancestor of the Velociraptor, stood over six feet tall, and lived in the early Cretaceous period. Its distinct and well-preserved feathers lend further support to the idea that many dinosaurs were potentially covered in bright feathers and evolved into birds.
photo via Junchang Lü & Stephen L. Brusatte
via BBC News