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Dino-bird exhibition at The Royal Museum
POSTED 06 Jun 2003 . BY
The Royal Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland is to present an exhibition of Dino-Birds: Feathered Fossils from China, from 28 June.

The exhibition features the original 24-million-year-old Dino-Bird fossil as well as 12 more primitive bird fossils on loan from the Geological Museum of China.

In 2000, local farmers in Laioning Province, north-east China, discovered a dinosaur fossil with a bony skeleton fringed with a coat of feathers – the farmers had found the “missing link”, showing how birds evolved from meat-eating dinosaurs.

Dr Jason Hilton, curator of Palaeobotany at the National Museums of Scotland, said: “This is cutting edge science on public display in Scotland.” The exhibition follows the scientific arguments that link birds to their dinosaur cousins, examines the feathered dinosaurs from China, covers the development of fluffy coverings to feathers for flight and compares ancient birds to the modern fliers of today.”

Dino-Birds: Feathered fossils from China has been designed and created by the Natural History Museum, London in collaboration with The Geological Museum of China and is supported by the Friends of the National Museums of Scotland. Details: www.nms.ac.uk

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The Royal Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland is to present an exhibition of Dino-Birds: Feathered Fossils from China, from 28 June.

The exhibition features the original 24-million-year-old Dino-Bird fossil as well as 12 more primitive bird fossils on loan from the Geological Museum of China.

In 2000, local farmers in Laioning Province, north-east China, discovered a dinosaur fossil with a bony skeleton fringed with a coat of feathers – the farmers had found the “missing link”, showing how birds evolved from meat-eating dinosaurs.

Dr Jason Hilton, curator of Palaeobotany at the National Museums of Scotland, said: “This is cutting edge science on public display in Scotland.” The exhibition follows the scientific arguments that link birds to their dinosaur cousins, examines the feathered dinosaurs from China, covers the development of fluffy coverings to feathers for flight and compares ancient birds to the modern fliers of today.”

Dino-Birds: Feathered fossils from China has been designed and created by the Natural History Museum, London in collaboration with The Geological Museum of China and is supported by the Friends of the National Museums of Scotland. Details: www.nms.ac.uk

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