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Important feathered dinosaurs

No doubt Sinosauropteryx must be the most important. I find it the
Archaeopteryx of the XX Century.
Archaeopteryx wasn't considered a feathered dinosaur until relatively
recently and it's only in the light of Ostrom's analyses that it became
what it really was from the beginning: A feathered dinosaur detail for
But then, what about Caudipteryx: Not just bristles but fully formed
feathers and in a completely non-volant dinosaur. That makes it a good
candidate for the first or second place too.

Of course we all are already missing Longisquama from this list... so the
'feathers' from the Ediacara fauna.

Luis Rey

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