Caudipteryx zoui (life-sized reconstruction). Based on fossils from China. Early Cretaceous, 130 - 125 million years ago.
- James Reece
- © Australian Museum
Caudipteryx means 'tail wing', referring to the tail plume that this non-avian dinosaurs may have fanned out for display. The rest of the body was covered in short primitive feathers with longer feathers on its arms and tail.