The Institute of Vertebrate paleontology and anthropology, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in a statement issued Thursday that the new strain is a close relative of strain "Taranosors Rex," and called "Iotiranos Hoala", a combination in both Chinese and Latin, means "tyrant with a feather beautiful."
The news agency quoted Chinese "Xinhua" saying that the fossils already discovered in the province, confirmed that some dinosaurs small her feathers like birds, while showed 3 samples of strain recently discovered, in the same area, that dinosaur great and at least one, covered with feathers.
Was published the results of the new discovery, the team reached the common practice, in this week's issue of the journal "Nature" of the natural sciences, and believes that the strain "Iotiranos" lived on earth since the "Cretaceous", ie, before about 125 million years.
Professor Zhu Qing, a researcher at the Institute and the main participant in the study, said that "feathers Aluotaranos a simple clues, such as the villi, which covers the body of a small chick, and not like feathers covering the bird's."
The researchers estimate that the length of "Aluotaranos" of a nearly 9 meters, and weighs about 1400 kg, which makes it smaller than the "Taranosors Rex," but a lot heavier than the largest dinosaurs covered with feathers, that have been discovered before.
It is noteworthy that previous reports had shown a relationship between the winged dinosaurs on the one hand, and ostriches and chickens on the other.