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Re: feathers and dinosaur silhouettes



>how much is known about the
> extent
> to which feathers in non-avian dinos might have lain against each other

The ones on the Beipiaosaurus neck certainly do not stick out, they point
caudally and outward, overlaying one another precisely as in chickens.

> (or been
> preened or groomed to make them that way)

I am certainly interested in non -avian dinosaurs preening. I like to
think of the premaxillary teeth being used to preen.

>as in modern birds?  Even such
> shaggy
> creatures as kiwis don't have their feathers sticking out in all
> directions.

True enough.

>
>  Ronald Orenstein
> 1825 Shady Creek Court
> Mississauga, ON L5L 3W2
> Canada
> ronorenstein.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Jason Brougham <jaseb@amnh.org>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Sent: Sat, June 11, 2011 9:10:22 AM
> Subject: feathers and dinosaur silhouettes
>
> I put up a new, light, and informal discussion of feathers in
> reconstructing extinct dinosaurs. It focuses on how much volume feathers
> can occupy on living animals - in short, on their fluffiness.
>
> For anyone interested in the new fluffy look of non-avian theropods and
> the errors that have been made in failing to embrace the new look, I'd be
> delighted to get your feedback.
>
> http://web.me.com/jasonbrougham/Site/Blog/Entries/2011/6/10_Feathers%2C_filaments%2C_and_fluffiness.html
>
>
> or www.jasonbrougham.com and go to the Blog section.
>
> Jason Brougham
> Senior Principal Preparator
> Department of Exhibition
> American Museum of Natural History
> 81st Street at Central Park West
> 212 496 3544
> jaseb@amnh.org


Jason Brougham
Senior Principal Preparator
Department of Exhibition
American Museum of Natural History
81st Street at Central Park West
212 496 3544
jaseb@amnh.org