Stock Photo - 'Four-winged dinosaur. Artwork of Microraptor gui, a gliding dinosaur with feathers on all four limbs, which lived in the early Cretaceous period about 130 million years ago ...
. This tiny dinosaur was only about 70 centimetres long. It is classified as a member of the dromaeosaurid family. Its discovery provides evidence that birds evolved from a gliding ancestor, rather than a fast-running ground-dweller. However, it may not be a direct ancestor of modern birds.
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