Scientists are discussing the implications of a new, good-condition dinosaur skeleton uncovered in Germany. The skeleton, of a juvenile Sciurumimus, appears to be covered with downy feathers. Feathered dinosaurs are nothing new, and finding them in very birdlike dinosaurs is not too surprising, but paleontologists believe that Sciurumimus is more distantly related to birds than any other feathered dinosaurs yet found. Which leads to the question: just how common were feathers in dinosaurs? Among paleontologists, opinions vary, some believing that feathers are found only in the most bird-like species, while others believe that all or nearly all dinosaurs sported feathers or down. Sciurumimus just adds another piece of evidence to the puzzle. Read here from ScienceNews.