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Re: New Feathered Dinosaur



-----Original Message-----
From: Allan Smith <fossilsmith@hotmail.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 3:00 PM
Subject: New Feathered Dinosaur


>Ok, I know that I am going to catch all kinds of flack over this but I'm
>going to ask anyway:
>
>Has anyone else noticed that the "dino fuzz" on this little guy greatly
>resembles the covering on the pterosaur Sordes?


Yes!  That was my impression too,but...I don`t know what conclusions could
be drawn from similarity of structure alone, (even on a microscopic level).
Has anyone considered doing some kind of keratin analysis on Sordes??? It
would be interesting to see if there is a molecular similarity for sure!