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Re: My giant feathered theropod back in ought 75

Yes... And by that same reasoning (which I agree with), I'd suggest
that your drawing of a polar tryannosaur amidst a light snowfall,
cracking the thin ice of a frozen river to get a drink, probably needs
some feathery fuz. ;-)

As I see it, this notion of large-bodied polar tyrannosaurs having
feathers is even all the more likely given the 2010 work of Spicer and
Herman, which you discussed on the list (and I expounded on) back in
August 2011 (http://dml.cmnh.org/2011Aug/msg00081.html).


On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM,  <GSP1954@aol.com> wrote:
> Large feathered theropods in 2012? Why I was illustrating that all the way
> back in 1975 (www.gspauldino.co/part2.html) -- although a complete body
> covering for a large Allosaurus in the hot Morrison climate remains unlikely.
> The authors of the Nature paper are likely to be correct that the chilly
> winter climate of the Yixan was behind the insulation of Yutyrannus selective
> wise.
> By coincidence the comic strip Cul de Sac is running a storyline on fuzzy
> feathery toy "Alice"-saurus that some kid characters like including for the
> bird connection, and others reject as out of line with the old reptilian
> view.
> GSPaul </HTML>