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Longisquama
Temporal range: Middle or Late Triassic
Longisquama by NTamura
A restoration of Longisquama insignis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
clade: Diapsida
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Longisquama
Sharov, 1970
Type species
Longisquama insignis
Sharov, 1970

Longisquama is an Avicephalan from early Triassic Kyrgyzstan . The name Longisquama means "Long scales" . Scientists today believe that Longisquama is not directly linked to the evolution of feathers due to the structures on its back actually being elongated scales.

History[]

Description[]

Longisquama insignis is an extinct lizard-like reptile with feather-like structures extending from their backs, though different specimens have been found with different amounts of these appendages.

Classification[]

Debate over bird origins[]

In popular culture[]

A Longisquama made it's appearance at the beginning of Disney's Dinosaur Where it was chased by a young curious Parasaurolophus before landing on the underside of the Carnotaur.

Gallery[]

Longisquama/Gallery

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