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Re: protofeathers

Jerry D. Harris wrote:

<< what are bird eyelashes called? Are they branched in structure or just 
single filaments? Are they refered to as "feathers"?<
       They are a particular kind of feather called a bristle.  Some bristles 
are single strands and resemble hair >>

Gee, I wonder if they are ontogenically similar to hairs as well. I mean 
phylogenically. Oops I just stepped in some dogma.

Tom Hopp

P.S. Pterofuzz sounds pretty good, but I was leaning toward "feathairs."

P.P.S. Jarno, get an anti-virus program, quick.