[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

"Dinosaur 'fuzz' may have been collagen, not feathers, South African scientists say"



"Buried dolphin corpse serves science"
 
"Dinosaur 'fuzz' may have been collagen, not feathers, South African scientists 
say"
The Globe and Mail, written by Stephen Strauss, 11/11/03 
 
< The corpse of a dolphin that was allowed to slowly decay for a year has 
become prime evidence for all those skeptics who argue that dinosaurs were not 
the feathery ancestors of modern birds.>

< In a paper published Saturday, Theagarten (Solly) Lingham-Soliar, a 
paleontologist at the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa, presents 
photographic evidence that the feathery fossilized material some call "dino 
fuzz" could have as easily been the preserved decay of dinosaur connective 
tissue.> <....>
 
http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20031111/UDINO11/TPScience/

Mary