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Re: four winged Archaeopteryx
Some of them are born featherless. The phrase "Ontogeny
recapitulates Phylogeny" is after all a Biogenetic Law. No doubt
early Mesozoic avian theropod ancestors were featherless.
Frank (Rooster) Bliss
On Oct 9, 2006, at 8:31 PM, Dann Pigdon wrote:
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:
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
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