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Re: Bambiraptor complete!
> Your model is gonna be very fine, HP Allan. BTW, I'm a bit surprised by
> _length_ of the feathers, they could have been a bit in the way for such
> animal if it was also hunting with its grasping hands.
Not necessarily. The claws point medially (towards each other and 90° away
from the feathers), and the fingers are flexible in that direction. With
feathers _that_ long, I suppose it might have blown its prey away before it
could reach it... it might actually have been able to fly with such big
wings. What do you people think?
> How can a paleoartist
> suppose the length of maniraptorans feathers?
When they aren't preserved... by guessing! :-) Artistic license!
> And as I'm on this subject,
> are the cf. _Sinornithosaurus_ feathers complete on the fossil?
How do you mean complete? Completely preserved? Apparently they are.