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Re: Dino down

<<One thing that we must recognize is that whatever the preserved
_Sinosauropteryx prima_ fibers are, they are apparently not comparable 
to down feathers as we know them today. >>

I agree.  I'm sorry if some people thought I supported that 
Sinosauropteryx fibers are like down feathers; I do not.  I think that 
they are probably more like fur or perhaps ratite feathers in function 
(regardless of the metabolism of the animal).

Matt Troutman

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