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Pictures of Feathered Relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex: Drawing of Dinosaur
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The skull of the primitive tyrannosauroidthe earliest of its kind yet foundwas discovered in the Yixian formation of western Liaoning, China, the source of many species of fossil birds and dinosaurs with feathers as well as protofeathers (primitive forms of feathers).

The sediments in which the new dinosaur was found are between 139 and 128 million years old.

This research was supported in part by the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration.

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