This fossil, found in Southern Germany, is exceptional for two reasons: it provides the first evidence for a feathered carnivorous dinosaur that is not related to birds; and, according to Sci-News, it ‘represents the most complete predatory dinosaur ever found in Europe.’
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Photo credit: H. Tischlinger/Jura Museum Eichstätt
Oliver W. M. Rauhuta, Christian Fotha, Helmut Tischlingerd, & Mark A. Norelle (2012). Exceptionally preserved juvenile megalosauroid theropod dinosaur with filamentous integument from the Late Jurassic of Germany PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203238109