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Re: [Re: Feathered/scaly theropods: trying to make the point.]
"Demetrios M. Vital" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jurassosaurus wrote:
> > What overwhelming evidence? We have far more evidence that scales were
> the "default" dinosaurian trait than we do that feathers were.
> Default until Sinosauropteryx and its descendants. No one is arguing that
dinosaurs "originally" had scales.
I don't know; it sure sounded that way to me.
> One question: What is the difference between scales and scutes?
None really; it's the same as down, primaries and secondaries all being
Scutes, like reticulae, are just different types of scales.
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