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Re: BCF and BADD

On Wed, 29 Nov 1995, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> Also - I believe there is no evidence that Archaeopteryx even HAD contour
> feathers (the type used for insulation).  I know of no hard evidence
> suggesting that insulating feathers evolved before the remiges and rectrices.

I've heard that they're hard to find, but present on one, I don't know if 
that's true. At any rate, Confuciusornis, the new beaked 
Archaeopterygian, did have countour feathers.