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Re: Sinosauropteryx

On 5/23/07, Mike Hanson <mhanson54@comcast.net> wrote:
If they are going to dismiss all fibres in
these fossils as collagen fibres, why is it that we do not see such
structures in specimens of taxa that are not as close to birds?

They argue that there are fibrous structure similar to those found in _Sinosauropteryx_ fossil in a ichytiosaur remain: T. Lingham-Soliar 1999 - Rare soft tissue preservation showing fibrous structures in an ichthyosaur from the Lower Lias (Jurassic) of England. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 266: 2367-73. DOI 10.1098/rspb.1999.0933 http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/content/kvxyr3c1x3wxj5vd/


Roberto Takata