Anchiornis huxleyi (Julius T. Csotonyi)

Anchiornis huxleyi (2009)

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An early feathered nonavian dinosaur was recently described by Hu et al. (2009) from the earliest late Jurassic, China.

Hu, D., Hou, L., Zhang, L. and Xu, X. 2009. A pre-Archaeopteryx troodontid theropod from China with long feathers on the metatarsus. Nature. 461:640.