In the world of dinosaurs, raptors are reputed to be fast and ferocious and are known to have sharp claws for slash opening the prey. A new fossil was discovered in China and as per that, it was confirmed that not only can the face be ripped off by the raptors, but they are also capable of flying. This new species is termed Changyuraptor Yangi is known to be the largest flying dinosaur. It has long feathers which are known as chang yu in Chinese language and is named after that. The feathers grew on the legs and tail.
Dinos and changyuraptors from this family are known as 4-winged because the legs look like 2nd pair of wings owing to long feathers. This study also proves that birds were not the ones responsible for origination of flight but it was dinosaurs who were responsible. The specimen that was studied had a length of 4 feet and weight of 9 pounds. This species have to face extra challenges during flight. Careful control is maintained during landings and this is very important for survival.
As per the analysis of researchers, it is stated that the long tail feathers are essential to catch winds which help them direct the flight during landings. This is similar to landing in a plan. The pace has to slow down and the nose has to be pitched up.
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