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Re: early feathers

Dave (et al):

    Just my 2.5 cents.  The _Archaeopteryx_ feather found is apparently a
flight feather, based on the asymetrical positioning of the 'vane'.  Also,
it corresponds to the size and shape of the visible feathers on the
_Archaeopteryx_ specimens.

    I don't have any information on the frequency of feathers in the fossil
record since then.

    Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Colette H. Adams <cadams@hh.gpz.org>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 1:07 PM
Subject: early feathers


>I don't understand what is meant here by "associated with Archaeopteryx."
>Do you mean found within a few meters of Archaeopteryx fossil remains in
>the same formation?  Do you mean having a structure that matches
>Archaeopteryx feathers?  Are they contour feathers, flight feathers, or