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Re: Re(2): Skin
> On 95-02-08 at 16.44, RAMSAY@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu wrote:
> > One of the distinctions of being a mammal is that you have hair.
> > Dolphins have eyelashes.
> Hey, didn't the Russians find a small pterosaur with hair a couple
> of years ago and christened it Sordus pilosus, i.e. Hairy devil?
> If I remember this right, maybe the sentence should read "one
> of the distinctions of being a mammal or a pterosaur..." which is
> of course less impressive-sounding and more fuzzy and conditional
> (just like real-life biology).
Well, yes, they did think it had hair, and named it accordingly,
but there has been a lot of dispute over whether it was hair,
muscle sinew, or something else.
I haven't heard anything that said conclusively that it was hair.
> Lars Bergquist
> (lexicographer ... "a harmless drudge" according to Dr. Johnson,
> so bear with me)
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