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RE: Dino feather and ptero "fur" homology
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Roberto Takata
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 7:51 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Dino feather and ptero "fur" homology
> Is there any published scientific paper discussing more deeply the
> possibility (or unlikelihood) of homology between theropod feathers
> and the pterossaur hair?
At present, none that I've heard of (at least to any great detail). I think
this is because to a large part pterofuzz research
hasn't made it as much to the publication stage as theropod feathers have.
However, Dave Unwin's pterosaur book (have I mentioned lately that it is really
good!) does briefly address structural and
positional features that seem to argue against them being homologous.
A shame, really. Fuzz at the base of Ornithodira (or below) is a damn cool
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
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