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Re: Yixian dinosaurs press conference

At 09:47 AM 6/23/98 -0500, Thom Quinn wrote:
>The sexual dimorphism of Confuciusornis (along with the two very 
>long, male tail feathers) certainly implies that displays were 
>important early in bird evolution.

There is ample evidence for the importance of display even earlier than that!

The crests on Dilophosaurus,
the nasal projection on Ceratosaurus,
and so on.

Visual displays seem to be quite widespread in Dinosauria.

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