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Re: Dino feathers=Ptero fur?



On Wed, 7 Feb 1996 Tompaleo@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 96-02-07 00:01:07 EST, you write:
> 
> >> 
> >>    It just crossed my mind that since pterodactyls had hairlike
> structures,
> >> maybe proto-feathers are plesiomorphic for archosaurs....
> >
> >
> 
> That's a big leap to say "hair like structures" are "proto-feathers" . And
> those hairlike structures are dubiois at best from what I had read.

Where did you read this?  Can anyone refute it?  _Sordes_ is not the only 
pterosaur to show "hair," BTW.  Some specimens of _Rhamphorhynchus_ also 
show hairlike structures, which are reported to look like feather shafts.

> Regards,
> Thomas R. Lipka
> Paleontological/Geological Studies
> 

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

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