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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!
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