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RE: Best _Guanlong wucaii_ headline
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Jean-Michel Benoit
> Hello all
> don't know if it's been debated before, but the reconstruction shows a
> somewhat feathery creature, not to mention the _quite_ wing-like arms. I
> know that feathers are known for a long time now, and that it appeared in
> coelurosaurs, at least, quite early. Is there any evidence that *G. wucaii*
> fossils(s) show these features?
The dinofuzz was not preserved, but inferred from its phylogenetic position
(between compsognathids and maniraptorans on the
outside, and _Dilong_ on the inside).
The forelimbs are fairly well preserved and are very long. I don't see that the
actual bones, or the reconstruction for that matter,
are particularly "wing-like" beyond the normal coelurosaurian condition.
(Granted, relative to a ceratosaur, coelurosaur arms are
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