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  • A 3D reconstruction of Ambopteryx longibrachium, which was discovered by paleontologists from China's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in northeastern China. The dinosaur was 32 centimeters in length and weighed 306 grams (10.8 ounces). Photo: Wang Min/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology_Gallery: Chinese Scientists Discover Species of Bat-Winged Dinosaur
     
     
    A 3D reconstruction of Ambopteryx longibrachium, which was discovered by paleontologists from China's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in northeastern China. The dinosaur was 32 centimeters in length and weighed 306 grams (10.8 ounces). Photo: Wang Min/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
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Gallery: Chinese Scientists Discover Species of Bat-Winged Dinosaur

Paleontologists unearthed the 163-million-year fossil of a Jurassic-era winged dinosaur in Northeast China’s Liaoning province and published their findings in renowned scientific journal Nature

05.10.2019
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A 3D reconstruction of Ambopteryx longibrachium, which was discovered by paleontologists from China's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in northeastern China. The dinosaur was 32 centimeters in length and weighed 306 grams (10.8 ounces). Photo: Wang Min/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese researcher Wang Min introducing the life reconstruction of the bizarre membranous-winged 163-million-year old Ambopteryx longibrachium, which is described academically as a “non-avian theropod.” Photo: China News Service
Images of the 163 million year old bat-winged dinosaur, including: a fossil; a diagram of the dinosaur; a close-up of the inside of its stomach including small stones swallowed by the dinosaur. Photo: Wang Min/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
The cover of famed scientific journal Nature shows an artist's reconstruction of Ambopteryx longibrachium. Photo: Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

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Gallery: Chinese Scientists Discover Species of Bat-Winged Dinosaur