Nigel Marvin goes back in time 125 million years to Cretaceous China for the dinosaur that supports the idea that birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs, the Microraptor. This is a rescue mission just before the site area's dinosaurs were wiped out by a volcano. Written by
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Microraptors are shown soaring through the air with all four of their limbs sprawled out. In real life, the animal would keep its legs in their normal, vertical pose during "flight", since twisting them to the side would have resulted in their dislocation. See more
There is something missing from our world. The amazing animals that time has left behind. But what if we can bring them back? What if extinction didn't have to be forever? We're going back in time on a safari with a difference, as wild life adventurer Nigel Marven plunges into pre-history to rescue creatures on the brink of extinction. His plan is to bring them back to the safety of the present and give them a second chance. This time Nigel travels to the perilous forest of ...