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Re: New Feathered Dinosaur



If they proved to be similar in structure and function, it's probably just
another case of convergence.

Larry Febo wrote:

> -----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!