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Re: Integumentary blues

In a message dated 2/2/99 11:02:59 PM EST, majestic_cheese@yahoo.com writes:

<< They're definitely "scales," if highly specialized ones, right?  What
 else could they be? >>

Since dinosaurs aren't squamates, it's not at all clear that dinosaurs >had<
scales (like those of lizards and snakes). Dino integument shows dermal
structures more reminiscent of croc hide than squamous scales.