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Re: First Feathered dino pics?

Greg Paul (GSP1954@aol.com) [along with Dan Varner (danvarner@aol.com)]

<April 1975 in Bakker's Dino Renn article in Sci Amer, the feathery
Syntarsus  by Sarah Landry (reproduced in the Sci Amer Book of the Dino).
Have found no  evidence of anyone earlier presenting such an outrageous
concept  (tachymetabolic feathered dinosaurs as ancestors of birds, now

  Heilmann's *Compsognathus* being excepted? The integument illustrated
was nearly identical in body plumage to his *Archaeopteryx* and the work
was to infer *Compsognathus* from Solnhofen was feathered.

  As for tachymetabolic and feathered ancestors of birds, there is always


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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