The German researchers found fossils of feathered dinosaurs that infants may be the earliest evidence of feathered dinosaurs were meat eaters who are not related to birds.
The fossils were believed to belong to a young dinosaur from the Jurassic period ground end, about 170 million years ago, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Named Sciurumimus albersdoerferi, because the tail is bushy like a squirrel (squirrel comes from the genus Sciurus), the discovery was “the most complete fossil megalosauroid” ever discovered, the study said.
Megalosauroid is the name for a group of carnivorous dinosaurs that can grow to nine meters and weigh up to one ton.
The fossil, which shows a young dinosaur with an open jaw and a tail extending beyond the head, was found in a quarry in Bavaria, Germany.
Baby dinosaurs are likely to have a large skull, back of the body is shorter and smoother skin with the hair covering the entire body.
Earlier this year, paleontologists in China say they have found a species of feathered dinosaur giants weighing up to weight of the car and related to Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Soil was from about 125 million years ago in the mid-Cretaceous period, peak during the reign of the dinosaurs on this planet.
The new species is named Yutyrannus Huali, a mixture of Latin and Mandarin language which means “beautiful feathered tyrant.