Photos: Velociraptor Cousin Had Short Arms and Feathery Plumage

Laura Geggel

One of Velociraptor’s cousins had an armful of feathers, even if its arms were short, a new study finds. (Image credit: Junchang Lü.) Arm plumage This photo shows a close-up of the wing feathers on Zhenyuanlong suni. Dino geeks Steve Brusatte (left) and Junchang Lü (right), a professor at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences in Beijing, stand next to the fossil of the feathered dinosaur. Follow Live Science @livescience, Facebook & Google+.

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