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Re: New Feathered Dinosaur



Are you suggesting that dino fuzz and pterosaur fur are indicators that the two
groups (pterosaurs and theropods) are closely related??

David Marjanovic wrote:

> > Has anyone else noticed that the "dino fuzz" on this little guy greatly
> > resembles the covering on the pterosaur Sordes?
>
> Hey! This really looks similar! (Speaking from what I have about *Sordes* --
> the low-resolution photo in Wellnhofer's Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs.) This
> may lend more credence to those who think that dinofuzz is a synapomorphy of
> Ornithodira (lost several times), in other words, that pterosaur fur _is_
> dinofuzz.
>
> What does the fur of Messel mammals look like? The same (in which case the
> rest of this e-mail is nonsense)?