Mar 2, 2022
We’ve already mentioned Gigantoraptor this series so let’s get down to the other end of the etymological scale and look at Microraptor. This little dromaeosaur was one of the first fully feathered dinosaurs to be found and is famous for its ‘four wings’ with long flight feathers on the legs and the arms. There’s loads of good specimens of this animal so it is perhaps no surprise that there has been lots of research on it and, by extension, lots of arguments about its lifestyle, evolution and especially, how well it could fly.
This week we are joined by Kobi Omenaka @kobestarr https://stripped.media/ who asks Dave about many dino appearances in film BUT crucially, what IS Godzilla?
A blogpost of Dave’s on Microraptor feathers: https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/heads-and-tails-microraptor-feathers/
And a much longer one about feather attachment and preservation: https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/microraptor-in-uv-and-feather-attachment/