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Microraptor was a small, feathered dinosaur that occupied the forested wetlands of early Cretaceous China. About the size of a raven, it had large feathers on its arms and legs. Despite its bird-like appearance, Microraptor also had several features typical of dinosaurs, including rows of sharp teeth, claws on its hands, and a long, bony tail. This species helped prove that dinosaurs and birds are closely related.

  • History:Ā Microraptor belongs to a group of ā€˜raptorā€™ type dinosaurs, more properly known as dromaeosaurids, which also includes Velociraptor and Deinonychus. The discovery of this feathered species has drastically changed our understanding of the appearance of ā€˜raptorā€™ dinosaurs. Many Microraptor fossils preserve both the animalā€™s bones and feathers. The feathered, wing-like arms of Microraptor were suitable for gliding flight. Its wing feathers had a central vane and an asymmetrical shape, just like the feathers in modern flying birds.
  • Scientific Name:Ā Microraptor gui
  • Characteristics:Ā Microraptor is renowned for the long feathers that were present on both its arms and legs, which you can see on our Microraptor toy. This four-winged dinosaur had jaws that were filled with tiny, sharp, serrated teeth and a long, feathered tail.
  • Size:Ā This Microraptor toy figure has a wingspan of 7 inches and is 5.25 inches long.
  • The Microraptor is part of the Wild SafariĀ® Prehistoric World collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free