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Re: Planet Dinosaur Ep 2

2011/9/29 Tim Williams <tijawi@gmail.com>:
> I know _Velociraptor_ had quill knobs along the ulna, but there's no
> direct evidence that it had long forelimb feathers.  Personally, I
> very much doubt that it did. If any remiges were present, they might
> have been short and stunted, perhaps even bristle-like or spine-like.

But wouldn't it be more parsimonious to infer it having long feathers
given the condition in bracketing avialians and microraptorines?
Or is there some short-forelimb feathered related paravian? (before,
defining of which lenghts we are referring to with long or short would
be good).