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Re: Feathered Tyrannosaur?????
<<Dan and list, Well, it could be a joke, but it wasn't played on me.
This is obviously an AP news article.>>
No, it's an original article out of the _Missoulian_ newspaper in
Missoula, Montana, dated Jan. 22.
<<< I found the exact same article on the sites of two different
print newspapers: Deseret News and the Spokane, Washington newspaper
their name is).>>>
The Spokane _Spokesman Review_ article is different in some details
from the original story.
The orginal story was written by Sherry Devlin, staff writer for the
The full article (I provided the web link of the _Missoulian_ to the
list yesterday; check the list archives), made this statement that
clarifies the bulk of the misunderstanding:
"The Linsters ALSO <emphasis mine> found several Maiasaura (duck-billed,
plant-eating dinosaurs) and a new species of feathered raptor - "a
series of spectacular fossil finds," according to the director of a
Florida museum who intends to make the skeletons the centerpiece of a
So the "feathered" dinosaur was a referal to a dinosaur other than the
Albertosaur that they found. Is the raptor really "feathered"? I don't
know, but I suspect that it was a news media slip-up.