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Re: [Re: Feathered/scaly theropods: trying to make the point.]

"Demetrios M. Vital" <vita0015@umn.edu> 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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