Four Winged Dinosaur
It is a pigeon-sized dinosaur with wings on both its arms and its legs – the Microraptor is the smallest adult dinosaur ever found and perhaps the first known tree dweller. This documentary, produced by award-winning Mark Harris and spearheaded by NOVA (US), is a not-to-missed documentary on one of the most amazing palaentological finds in history. Was the Microraptor capable of flight, and if so, how? Did it splay its legs ticked straight underneath? Is Microraptor evidence that flight evolved through a gliding phase? Or was it an evolutionary side branch unrelated to the origin of birds?
Episodes: 1 x 50 mins