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Re: did Jurassic dinosaurs have feathers?

On Jan 7, 2008 10:22 PM, Tim Williams <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> 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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