Steven Spielberg got it all wrong in Jurassic Park: dinosaurs were not naked chickens. They had feathers, and some could even fly.
Where do birds come from? And who were their ancestors? For a long time, these questions have remained unanswered. But since 1996 thousands of animals unearthed in China have shed new light on the origin of birds. This abundance of discoveries proves that most dinosaurs were not covered in scales but clad in feathers. Some of these feathered dragons could even fly! The extent of the Asian jigsaw puzzle is so vast that it ties modern day birds to remarkable distant cousins and suggests a multitude of relatives.