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Re: Re(2): Skin
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald Orenstein)
> I believe that some mammal-like reptiles like Thrinaxodon had pits in the
> skull suggesting the presence of vibrissae (which are, of course, hairs,
thoough their function is sensory, not insulating).
Yes, that is so. And in fact the sensory nature of vibrissae
makes their pesence nearly conclusive evidence for body hair
(assuming the interpretation of the channles is correct).
How is this? Simple, vibrissae are *more* *derived* than
insulating hair, so they must have evolved *after* body hair.
The peace of God be with you.