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Effigia

Photo: Zhao Chuang; courtesy of Peking Natural Science Organization

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY, United States

Dating back 210 million years, Effigia okeeffeae isn’t a dinosaur—it is an archosaur more closely related to crocodiles. Still, scientists think this species, like all archosaurs, had much of the genetic toolkit for producing feathers. That’s because scales and feathers originate from the same type of thickened cells in a developing embryo.

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  • Title: Effigia
  • Creator: Photo: Zhao Chuang; courtesy of Peking Natural Science Organization

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