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Re: Pterosaur hair structurally unlike other vertebrate fibres




"The newly examined pterosaur has the hairlike fibers all over its body and part of its wings."

Hair on the wings? Are they referring to the actinofibrils in the membrane, or does the fossil show body-type hair on the wing surface?
Cheers,
Michael Lovejoy


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/090804-pterosaurs-wings-foss
il-hairs.html

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