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Re: Feathered Dinosaur

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000 ceevans@home.com wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone had heard about the new discovery that should
> finally put to rest the argument against birds evolving from dinosaurs.
> it is a theropod of about medium size (10-15 feet) which was
> found with preserved feathers.

At least five genera of non-avian Coelurosauria with feathery integument
have been published in the past five years, and the "birds aren't
dinosaurs" people are still at it. I think some of them won't back off
until a time machine expedition brings back a fully feather non-avian
eumaniraptoran from before the latest Jurassic. Even then, they'll
probably say it's either a bird or an incredible case of convergence. :)
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