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Re: Feathers on Bloody Everything



At 02:04 PM 10/6/98 -0400, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
>In the midst of all the (premature?) excitement, folks, let's not forget
>that there is pretty good evidence, in the form of integumentary casts and
>similar fossils, that at least some adult dinosaurs did NOT have feathers -
>including theropods like Carnotaurus.  Even if the new Therizinosaur is

   According to Holtz (DML 1997?), making the above conclusion is shaky
because the skin impressions in question were not formed in sediments that
would have preserved feathers, or similar integument, had they been present.


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