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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]



On Tue, 6 Feb 1996, Jeffrey Martz wrote:

> 
> >    Big assumption here, perhaps?  If we assume T. rex is a maniraptoran
> > coelurosaur, does it not make sense that it would have had feathers of some
> > sort?  THEN, perhaps, if a tyrannosaur walked by (nanotyrannus, perhaps,
> > since it was small enough to (perhaps) need insulation) they would say
> > "Whoa, that's a BIG bird!  &%(&$%) (@&@ ^&$ @^_)*%(@&^)_^&(@&%@)!!!!!!"
> 
>      Assuming that any theropod except Archaeopteryx had feathers is a 
> a much bigger assumption.  

Although, if one really thinks about it, assuming that any theropod (or 
any dinosaur) did *not* have feathers is just as big an assumption, 
considering that all living dinosaurs do!

> 
> LN Jeff
> 

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

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