Microraptor in white background.
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Microraptor flying above the dense forest.
Microraptor was a flying dinosaur reptile and lived in China and Mongolia in the Cretaceous Periods.
A small blue and purple feathered Microraptor sits on a fallen tree in a dense fern-covered Cretaceous era forest. The twisted trunk of the down tree is covered with moss and fungus.
The Microraptor was a small flying dinosaur with four wings in the Cretaceous Period of China.
Microraptor was a carnivorous flying reptile that lived in China and Mongolia during the Cretaceous Period.
The holotype of Microraptor gui, IVPP V 13352 under normal light. This shows the preserved feathers (white arrow) and the ‘halo’ around the specimen where they appear to be absent (black arrows).
A Microraptor perched on a tree branch.
Microraptor hunting a small lizard on a tree branch.
Microraptor gui takes advantage of its four wings to make itself look as large as possible to its partner.
Microraptor showing its elegant wings.
Two Microraptor dinosaurs fly near mountain waterfalls in prehistoric times. This dinosaur is a genus of small, four-winged dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. About two dozen well-preserved fossil specimens have been recovered from Liaoning, China.
Microraptor gui, a small four-winged dromaeosaur, eating a small fish, was recently found in Xing et al 2013 to have preserved fish contents in the gut of a fossil, indicating that the animal likely preyed on fish in life.
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