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FW: Feduccia et al. (2005) Critique [with uups]
Doing a reverse-engineering, I accidentaly sended this message to Mickey
when it was ment to the whole DML, sorry Mickey!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikko K. Haaramo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 19. lokakuuta 2005 8:46
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: RE: Feduccia et al. (2005) Critique
> Of the forementioned Psittacosaurus-specimen;
> Mayr, G., Peters, D. S., Plodowski, G. & Vogel, O.,
> 2002: Bristle-like integumentary structures at the tail of
> the horned dinosaur Psittacosaurus.
> -Naturwissenschaften: Vol. 89, #7, pp. 361-365
> --Mikko Haaramo
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
> > Of Michael Mortimer
> > Sent: 18. lokakuuta 2005 20:00
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Feduccia et al. (2005) Critique
> > Daniel Selvidge wrote-
> > > >This Psittacosaurus is pretty amazing. A complete specimen with
> > > >filaments preserved inside the ribs.
> > > >Often preserved crossing one another, they do form herringbone
> > > >patterns sometimes. They claim some filaments appear beaded and
> > > >curved, which occurs in degraded collagen.
> > >
> > >Do we have to wait for their published work on the creature or are
> > >there anymore references to it available. I haven't been
> > >things recently and I'm a bit out of the loop on the new
> > >Furthermore, the fibers are within the ribs? Couldn,t that
> > leave a lot
> > >of possibilities open.
> > Well, this IS technically published work on the specimen. No other
> > references are available besides comments in a couple other BAND
> > papers citing 'dino-fuzz' on Psittacosaurus, which everyone assumed
> > was referring to the quilled specimen. I didn't mean to imply the
> > filaments were inside the rib bones, but rather that they
> were between
> > the ribs.
> > > >Are these feathers?
> > > >No, as we have the very well preserved quilled specimen that
> > > >indicates psittacosaurs were fully scaled, including
> over the rib
> > > >region. Could this be a feathered juvenile of a scaled
> > adult? It is
> > > >half the size of the quilled specimen (and doesn't
> > preserve quills,
> > > >though this could be taphonomic). So I can't dismiss that
> > > >possibility.
> > >
> > >Wonder if it could be a sort of juvenile quilling, and not
> just soft
> > >down? Oh well, I have no idea.
> > >Pictures would definitely help here.
> > The filaments don't look like the adult quills, so I'd say no. But
> > who knows.
> > Mickey Mortimer