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Re: dinos and birds
Dora Smith (email@example.com) wrote:
<Was Schleromochlus warm and fuzzy too?>
No. Several specimens of the only known eight preserved a series of
dorsal or ventral, belly, scales in multiple rows akin to those seen in
aetosaurs, being broad, narrow plates around the torso. The basal
dinosauriform *Lewisuchus* has a series of triangular scutes above its
neck, and it is likely that *Scleromochlus,* which may be either a
crocodylomorphan or a dinosauromorphan, had these scute and plates all
over its body. No specimen, despite restorations to the contrary, shows
fluffy integument or a membrane along the hindleg.
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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