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Re: did Jurassic dinosaurs have feathers?
On Jan 7, 2008 10:22 PM, Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> One possibility (definitely Type III = no bloody evidence at all!) is that a
> fuzzy body covering is primitive for Ornithodira, and was retained by certain
> pterosaurs (like _Sordes_ etc) and dinosaurs (especially small theropods),
> but lost (or scaled back) independently in many lineages. [...] Highly
> speculative, I know, and as I write this I find myself less and less
> convinced that it's even plausible.
Well, you wouldn't be the first person to bring it up on this list:
(Yes, 1996. Unfortunately I don't seem to have had the good netiquette
to have left in the attribution to the original poster.)
T. Michael Keesey
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