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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]
On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Nicholas R. Longrich wrote:
> Somebody mentioned Albertosaur skin and I recall hearing that,
> too, it was found before the T. rex skin. I've heard the T. rex
> stuff is supposed to be sort of smooth and elephantine, but that's all I
> know. If it were just Carnotaurus, and not any tetanurans, I wouldn't be
> worried, but T. rex is pretty birdy in a lot of respects.
> -Nick L.
What's this about _T. rex_ skin? _T. rex_ was (for the hundredth time)
IMHO more advanced than _Archaeopteryx_, and if this is the case, then
featherless skin must be a reversal. Turkey heads and ostrich legs come
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