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Re: Dino Feathers



Most life restorations of _Archaeopteryx_ show the entire body covered with
feathers, as in modern birds. Yet there is not a shred of evidence for
extensive, all-over contour feathers in that genus. Strictly speaking, as far
as the fossils are concerned, feathers in _Archaeopteryx_ were confined to
the forelimbs and tail. Even modern birds retain scales on their hind legs
and feet, so perhaps in _Archaeopteryx_ scales covered much more of the body
than that.

George Olshevsky