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Re: USC Unravels Feather Formation

Quoting Richard W Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>:

> Follow the link for more details.
> http://uscnews.usc.edu/usc/story.lasso?id=35801
> ...
> The question of what makes a feather a feather has become rather heated in
> the recent past, with the discovery in China in the 1990s of fossilized
> dinosaurs like the Sinorthosaurus (Chinese-bird-dinosaur), 

Well, no, this is "Chinese-straight-lizard", and I am unaware of the existence 
of any such taxon.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan