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Re: four winged Archaeopteryx



Tim Williams writes:

However, no modern bird is completely featherless.


I depends on how 'modern' you mean. There are chickens that are genetically engineered to be featherless:


http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2307

However short of them evicting naked mole rats and taking over their ecological niche, I doubt any bird would evolve to become entirely featherless without human help. Feathers are just too darn useful.

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