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Re: Longipteryx chaoyangensis (Aves, Enantiornithes?)



In a measage dated: Fri, 25 May 2001 22:21:36 -0700 (PDT)

Jaime A. Headden wrote this concernig Longipteryx,

Here, the animal is compelete and is shown covered in
filamentous integument and not a "true" feather in sight. These
filaments are preseved along both arms, around the head and
neck, rump and legs, and possible even between the thoracic >elements....

Could this creature be a nestling? This would certinly explain the lack of true feather, not to mention how it came to be fossilised in the first place, it fell out of the nest!


Chris
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