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Re: no feathers on Pelicanimimus
In a message dated 97-06-12 03:27:22 EDT, NJPharris@aol.com writes:
<< > We actually have the anterior part of the Pelecanimimus...It has a naked
> without any remains
> of scales, hair of feathers.
No scales, either! Curiouser and curiouser! >>
Is this actually that curious? I was under the (not terribly extensively
informed) impression that the majority of skin impressions off dinosaurs were
not scaled per se, but were textured with bumps or nodules or scutes. Am I
way off, here? Are there fossil impressions of dinosaurs that are scaly in
the classic lizard/snake sense?