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Re: more about "feather" find

It says that a fossil of a small dinosaur of the saurichian line was covered with long very primitive feathers.

Have any of you looked closely at the fur of a cat? Some modern mammals could be said to have very primitive feathers.

When did synapsids develop their fibrous body covering? Maybe this is parallel evolution. Clearly it was an advantage to develop homothermy.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ian Paulsen" <birdbooker@zipcon.net>
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Subject: more about "feather" find




Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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