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RE: Little video blurb on the new Zuni theropods
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Here's the Reuters story, including a video. though the video
> link was dead
> when I tried it tonight:
> The video did have pictures of smooth-skinned coelurosaurs
> squabbling when I
> saw it today, as shown down the page. The voice over and a brief
> glance at
> the speaker mentioned the speculation that they might possibly have had
> integumentary structures resembling feathers, maybe.
> The top of the page shows a critter with hairlike fringe on the
> back of his
Actually, both theropods in that sequence (a dromaeosaurid and
_Notrhyonychus_) have body feathers, but the artists gave both naked faces
and _Nothronychus_ a bare chest and belly. Unfortunately the picture
quality of the internet video obscures the body covering. The broadcast
pictures and still photos show them a lot better.
That being said, there are still some changes I wanted to put in on these
guys which were impossible given current processing time. These were longer
arm feathers and a tail fan on both the maniraptorans.
The narrator for WDRA, incidentally, is John Goodman.
> The Wired News copy of the Reuters story includes a picture of a shaggy
> animal resembling my impression of a clawed, hairy goose. (Where
> I got this
> impression shall remain speculative.)
That is one of the artists' original paintings of _Nothronychus_.
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