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Re: Tar and feathers



From: "David Marjanovic"

> · Nothing except bones is known of *Compsognathus*. If the Solnhofen
> specimen had type I/II feathers like *Sinosauropteryx*, they were likely
> not preserved because feathers are only preserved as impressions there_*_,
> and if there were any faint impressions in that specimen, then they are
> gone now because the specimen was _polished_ (for lithography). As I have
> lamented onlist repeatedly.

 Same for Borsti, no evidence of feathers IMHO. But with the hard silicified
limestone, they had no choice.

Cheers - Aspidel.