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Re: Oviraptorosaurs as prehistoric "peacocks"



On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 1:55 PM, evelyn sobielski <koreke77@yahoo.de> wrote:
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> Might be advisable to stop using the term "pygostyle" here then. Call it 
> "caudostyle" or whatever. We don't call pycnofibers "feathers" either.

Must we come up with a new term every time characters are
non-homologous? We do call pterosaur wings "wings". (And I would say
pycnofibers aren't feathers because they lack barbs.)

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