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Re: Feathering in coelurosaurs

In a message dated 4/4/00 2:46:59 PM EST, martinh@DigitalWork.com writes:

<< Quite so, but you are comparing apples and oranges I feel...there are not
 *many* gaudily coloured mammals, even fur tends to be limited to a few
 colours, so to compare what mamals do and use it as a basis to support your
 argument seems tenuous...(but I will accept a premise of dinos with gaudy
 posterioirs a la mandrille %^)   ) >>

The value of gaudy coloration would be lost on most mammals, most of which 
lack color vision. Significantly, primates do have color vision to go with 
their gaudy posteriors.