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Re: Feather origin hypothesis (for predator evasion??)

I have to give HP* Kinman credit for imagination, but it doesn't seem
likely as an explanation for the origin of feathers, for reasons HP
Marjanovic gave. However, it certainly does sound to me like a possible
function of tail fans. Do any extant critters with tail fans use them in
this manner, though?

* Who started all this "HP" stuff, anyway?
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