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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
> >> 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.
> Thomas R. Lipka
> Paleontological/Geological Studies
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
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