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Re: Best _Guanlong wucaii_ headline

On Thursday, February 9, 2006, at 10:48  AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]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?

Another member recently noted the presence of a semilunate carpal. After reading "Dinosaurs of the Air", that feature makes it highly likely arm feathers were present, necessitating the need for a way to fold the feathers out of harm's way when not in use