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Re: archie feathers

Colin McHenry wrote-

> Are there down or contour feathers preserved on any of the
> _Archaeopteryx_ specimens for comparison?  My impression has always been
> that the specimens show the impressions of the flight feathers only.

> The implication is that, if small dinosaurs like _Compsognathus_
> were feathered (as was its close relative _Sinosauropteryx_), why are
> no feathers preserved on the Solnhofen _Compsognathus_, despite the famous
> frequent preservation of feathers in the limestone?


Mickey Mortimer