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Re: If Dinosaurs Could Fly



In a message dated 98-01-19 03:01:30 EST, ornstn@inforamp.net writes:

<< The most interesting thing for me was Currie's repeated
 comment that Protoarchaeopteryx has both Sinosauropteryx-style
 "protofeathers" and "real" feathers - has this been verified in detail?  A
 Chinese restoration shows both creatures, with Pro. quite a bit larger than
 Sin., with a rather Archie-like tail and shaggy "Proavis"-like arms.  Any
 comments would be most welcome.... >>

There's a photo of the _Protarchaeopteryx_ specimen in the February 1998 issue
of _Scientific American_ (don't miss this one, fans of the dino-bird
connection).