The fossil was found in what is now northeastern China. Three fossils of Y. huali, were all found in the rock beds of Liaoning Province. Because of its size, it is certain that Yutyrannus could not fly. The feathers were in support of other functions, such as temperature regulation and visual signalling. The dinosaur is an early forerunner of Tyrannosaurus rex.
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