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RE: Modern feathers on a non-avian dinosaur - today's Nature
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> Subject: RE: Modern feathers on a non-avian dinosaur - today's Nature
> Here's where to get CNN's version of it:
> One weird thing in the article: "It is the third dromaeosaur EVER
> discovered." (emphasis mine). This doesn't quite seem right to me :-).
Perhaps they left off "...in the Yixian." That might arguably be a fair
statement of the taxonomy of Yixian theropods: _Sinornithosaurus_ (probably
including "Dave"), _Microraptor_, this new guy.
> Also, they mention _Archeoraptor_ and say "Authenticity was called into
> question and critics claimed that only one side of the slab had been
> studied. Critics also said that pieces of the fossil could have
> been cobbled
> together and that the specimen included more than one animal. "
> This seems to me to be slightly one-sided, and lacking
> information (i.e. the
> fact that nearly ALL paleontologists that have studied the specimen agree
> that it is 2 separate animals [I think I remember 1 holdout]).
I agree; Jeff Hecht's article (among others) were considerably better.
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