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meaning: "Display feather"
Named By: Zhang Fucheng et al in 2008
Time Period: Oxfordian, 160 Ma
Location: China - Daohugou Beds
Size: 25 centimetre body length, 44.5 centimetres including the tail
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): One specimen
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Avialae | Scansoriopterygidae |

Epidexipteryx is a genus of small paravian dinosaurs, known from one fossil specimen in the collection of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing. Epidexipteryx represents the earliest known example of ornamental feathers in the fossil record. The type specimen is catalog number IVPP V 15471. It has been reported to be a maniraptoran dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic or Upper Jurassic age Daohugou Beds of Inner Mongolia, China (about 160 or 168 mya).

The specific name, Epidexipteryx hui ("Hu's display feather"), and its Chinese name Hushi Yaolong ("Hu Yaoming's dragon") were coined in memory of paleomammologist Hu Yaoming.

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