Longisquama: this odd reptile was about 6 inches long. The defining characteristic is the long structures sprouting from its back. There is much debate on what they were. Some think feathers, some say modified scales, possibly even thick hair-like tube ‘thingies’. My favourite was the suggestion that perhaps it just died laying on top of several ferns.


these were drawn by my son at school. I managed to hold in my squeee when I saw them. I love seeing the things he makes