• Wild Safari Dinosaur Microraptor Toy Model

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Description 

The Microraptor was a small, feathered dinosaur that occupied the forested wetlands of early Cretaceous China. It was about the size of a raven, and had large feathers on its arms and legs. Despite its bird-like appearance, The 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.

The Microraptor is renowned for the long feathers that were present on both its arms and legs. This four-winged dinosaur had jaws that were filled with tiny, sharp, serrated teeth and a long, feathered tail.The feathered, wing-like arms of Microraptor were suitable for gliding flight.This dinosaur may have used its sharp claws to scramble up the trunks of trees, and then leaped from the canopy, gliding from tree to tree. The Microraptor was an opportunistic hunter, feeding on a diverse range of prey such as insects, lizards, and fish. The species was first named in 2000, with its name literally meaning ‘tiny thief’.

This figure has a wingspan of 7 inches and is 5.25 inches long. It has a bird-like black plumage similar to modern crows and ravens.Studies of possible preserved color pigments suggest that Microraptor feathers were deep blue-black with an iridescent sheen, similar to the feathers of a crow or raven. In addition to flight, Microraptor may have also used its plumage in mating displays, to regulate temperature, or to cover its eggs.
 
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