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RE: Modern feathers on a non-avian dinosaur - today's Nature



Tim Williams announced;

MARK NORELL, QIANG JI, KEQIN GAO, CHONGXI YUAN, YIBIN ZHAO & LIXIA WANG
(2002).  Palaeontology: 'Modern' feathers on a non-avian dinosaur.  Nature
416: 36-37.


Several interesting reports are already available on the web, including
images of the specimen :

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020306/168/17xo0.html


AP;
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=624&u=/ap/20020306/ap_on_sc/
feathered_dinosaur_2


CNN;
http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/03/06/feathered.dinosaur/index.html


BBC;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1858000/1858574.stm


Preservation of the feathers is (again) remarkable (particularly the tail
extension and the limb region). The image of the advanced feather (BBC
article) says more than a thousand words !

This little guy looks like an oversized Archaeopteryx.


regards,

Gunter Van Acker