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Re: Longipteryx chaoyangensis (Aves, Enantiornithes?)

>>If it appears to be a (flight capable) bird from the skeleton, and has=20
preserved with integument, but the preservation shows it as "fuzz", is it=20
possible that what we have is the decayed remains of flight-capable=20
feathers? That "fuzz" is one of the less well preserved modes for feathers?<<
It may be that fuzz is simply the most common body integument to be preserved.
Perhaps contour and flight feathers tend to be stripped from the body after
death (this thing fell into a river, right?), leaving only the isulatory (is
that a word?) fuzz behind.