Epidexipteryx was very small for a It's body and tail was in total about 10 inches (25 centimeters) long, but it had four long tail feathers giving it a total length of around 17½ inches (44 centimeters). It probably weighed around 5½ ounces (160 grams).
Epidexipteryx's tail feathers, which were most likely used for display purposes, were unusual and not like modern bird feathers - they were not branched into individual filaments like bird feathers, but each one was made of a single sheet. As well its tail feathers, Epidexipteryx also had a covering of body feathers, although it did not have wing feathers.
Epidexipteryx was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 168 to 152 million years ago
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