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



Again, why did feathers evolve for brooding only in one (say) species when,
judging by the numerous well-organized, open-to-the-elements nests which
have been found, other species were likely to have been brooding as well?

cheers, martin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> TomHopp@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:49 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Feather origin hypothesis (for predator evasion??)
>
>
> In a message dated 6/20/01 2:10:55 PM, david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:
>
> << BTW, brooding explains only wing feathers, display, gliding and flying
> explain wing and tail feathers, >>
>
> Brooding explains tail feathers as well, as our non-published manuscript
> explained. Oviraptor needed cover for its eggs at the rear
> quarter as well.
> It looks like the unnamed chinese maniraptor has long feathers at
> the tail
> base, where we proposed them.
>
>
> Thomas P. Hopp
> Author of DINOSAUR WARS, a science fiction novel published by iUniverse
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