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Re: Tar and feathers

> The controversy surrounding the disposition of feathers in  
> _Archaeopteryx_ concerns not so much whether it has contour feathers  
> or not, but whether it had tertials.  
Yes, nowadays. But a few years ago there were claims in the literature  
that Archie, with varying degrees of asserted certainty, did not have  
contour feathers or down (while tertials weren't mentioned). 

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