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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 
to mind.

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman