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Re: Dino feathers=Ptero fur?
On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Nicholas J. Pharris wrote:
> > Does anyone know if any theropod skin impressions besides
> > _Carnotaurus_, _Harpymimus_(?), and _Archaeopteryx_ are known? (besides
> > modern birds, of course)
> That was _Pelecanimimus_. There is supposed to be an impression from the
> end of the tail of a tyrannosaur.
Well, what does it show?
> > If _Carnotaurus_ didn't have feathers, does this necessarily mean that
> > feathers must have developed after the ceratosaurs split from the
> > tetanurines, or could it be that theropods (or dinosaur in general) beyond
> > a
> > certain size didn't need an insulating coat any more (as in elephants,
> > rhinoes, etc.)
> That's Greg Paul's preferred explanation, and I'm not disagreeing.
Which one? I listed two explanations.
Also, what non-theropod (or phytodinosaurian) skin impressions are
known (besides the hadrosaur mummy)?
> Nick Pharris
> "If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S Truman
I was wondering when you'd get around to fixing this___/ :-)
-T. Mike Keesey
\__Thank you, DR. Nedin