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Re: Juvenile characteristics (was) MORE FEATHERS & NEKKID MAMMALS



In a message dated 96-11-05 12:09:48 EST, martz@holly.ColoState.EDU (Jeffrey
Martz) writes:

> If dinosaurs having feathers at 
> different stages in its life was a case of phylogeny recapitulating 
> otogeny, you should see scales in the baby and feathers and smooth skin in 
> the adult. 

Or--you could see feathers in the baby and scutes, scutellae, scales, or
smooth skin in the adults. See

         Zou Hongyan and Lee Niswander. 1996. Requirement for BMP
Signaling in Interdigital Apoptosis and Scale Formation. Science 272:
738-741.