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Re: FW: Concavenator corcovatus, a new humped carcharodontosaurid from Las Hoyas



Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:


> 3) Elongated neural spines may have been just one type of
> display structure. Crests, frills, horns, 
> spikes and plates may have also been primarily for display
> purposes in some species.



Yep... and feathers too.


According to the hypothesis raised in the _Epidexipteryx_ paper, feathers were 
used for display *before* they were employed for aerodynamic purposes in 
maniraptoran evolution.  



Cheers

Tim




Cheers

Tim