Feathered dinosaur fossil found

Chinese and Canadian researchers have discovered a new species of troodontid, a family of bird-like dinosaurs.
The paleontologists have described the Jianianhualong tengi genus et species nova as a giant chicken with teeth.
The fossil is from the Lower Cretaceous period, between 146 million and 100 million years ago.
It was found in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
The well-preserved specimen is about 1 meter (3.3 ft) long, weighed as much as a chihuahua and probably lived in a temperate climate.
Its asymmetric tail feathers have long, stiff quills and barbs that are longer on one side than the other.
It may have been one of the earliest ancestors of birds, although paleontologists noted it was possible dinosaurs had feathers but remained flightless.
Even if the specimen did not fly, its asymmetrical feathers might have given its movement some aerodynamic boost, giving it longer leaps, slowing descents, or other nimble escapes from predators and pounces upon prey, a paleontologist told media.