A historic discovery in north-east China has uncovered a perfectly preserved dinosaur with wings. The 125 million-year-old creature is an imposing 2 meters (6 ft, 6in) big. It was perfectly preserved in limestone thanks to a volcanic eruption.
The project was a joint collaboration between The University of Edinburgh and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. The findings were recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. The research was led by Dr Steve Brusatte and Junchang Lü.
Lead researcher Dr Steve Brusatte tells the BBC that it’s, “the single most beautiful fossil I have had the privilege to work on”.