Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Epidexipteryx hui by durbed-d4p3n3x.jpg
An artist's illustration of Epidexipteryx hui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Theropoda
Genus: Epidexipteryx
Zhang et al., 2008
Species: E. hui
Binomial name
Epidexipteryx hui
Zhang et al., 2008

Epidexipteryx was a small, pigeon sized dinosaur. It had feathers, climbed trees and foraged for insects in the trees. They lived in China, and were featured in Planet Dinosaur. This dinosaur was a genus of avialan dinosaur and only measured 25 centimetres in length and is estimated to way just 164 grams making in smaller than other basal avialans. this bizarre dinosaur's skull has several features that sets it apart from other dinosaurs. Its unusually large front teeth are angled outwards and are set at the front of the jaws. These angled front teeth have only been seen in one other dinosaur, Masiakasaurus. The name Epidexiteryx means display feather after the four long veined feathers that made up it's tail. these feathers would probably used for display unlike the shorter feathers that covered it's body which could only have evolved for keeping the dinosaur warm.



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