Yi qi

BBC Earth (Asia) - - Science -

This teeny, pi­geon-sized tree-dweller is the only di­nosaur known to have adopted a bat method of flight. Has wings formed of skin mem­branes, but also tight, downy plumage and four pretty, rib­bon-like tail feath­ers.

SIZE: Pos­i­tively minute for a di­nosaur at 80cm in length and just 380g in weight.

PROS: Small, with short, dense feath­ers so it doesn’t shed much around the house.

CONS: Prone to screech­i­ness; needs large aviary to glide back and forth within.

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