Dinosaurs are known as terrible lizards, being
gigantic reptilian creatures from a bygone era. The pterosaur was a winged
variety of dinosaurs, known to have scoured the skies millions of years ago.
New scientific research in China may change the visual
portrayal of the ancient beasts, as experts discovered pycnofibers in pterosaur
fossils. The latest theory points in the direction of furlike coverings
resembling hair or the peel of plums.
These pycnofibers may have evolved independently in
the flighted species of dinosaurs due to evolutionary purposes such as improved
aerodynamics. This suggest a new twist
to the origin of feathered animals on Earth.