Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of avialan theropod dinosaur in Fujian Province, China. The 150-million-year-old species, named Fujianvenator prodigiosus, exhibits a combination of features shared with earlier bird ancestors. The dinosaur is believed to have lived in a swamp-like environment and was either a quick runner or a long-legged wader. The discovery provides new insights into the Late Jurassic terrestrial ecosystem and adds to China’s extensive collection of feathered or gliding dinosaurs. The researchers plan to continue their exploration of the area to further understand the unique vertebrate composition and paleoenvironment.