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Re: T. rex monograph & CD
Chris Bennett wrote-
Now that we have to consider the possibility that _Tyrannosaurus_ had
feathers on its thighs, I think Chris Brochu should reconsider his hasty
conclusions about tyrannosaurs' aerial abilities.
In all seriousness, I would like to put forward that paleoartist Matt
Martyniuk first referred to the elongate feathers on the thighs of the
specimen described by Norell et al. 2002 as "butt-fans". I think this is a
term worth keeping and would like to suggest that these or something similar
may have been present on the thighs of tyrannosaurids and other semi-derived
coelurosaurs for display.
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