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scales like feathers



I recently went to Feduccia's talk on the
evolution of birds and I saw a remarkable
convergence of reptilian scales and feathers.
These scales were elongate with a central rachis
similiar to birds.  Does anyone know what organism
this was and perhaps a reference for it?  Are
there any extant reptiles (saurians) with
exetremly elongated scales?

Thanks,

Jeff

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Jeffrey A Stratford
SLU 10736
Department of Biological Sciences
SE LA University
Hammond, LA 70402
USA

(504) 549-5298
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