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Re: Dinosaur Revolution Review



On Wed, September 14, 2011 6:14 pm, Jura wrote:
> Not to get this thing started again, but do keep in mind that the majority
> of dinosaur skin impressions show that they were scaly. Filamentous
> integument is the exception, not the rule.
>
Let us keep in mind that what the data shows is that big sections of the
majority of dinosaur skin was scaly. But that they also show that when you
have relatively complete coverage of the individual (Psittacosaurus,
Juravenator, more to come soon) you get bodies which are mostly scaly but
with isolated patches/lines of filamentous integument.


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