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Re: Ornithomimus had feathers and "display" winglike forelimbs
Henrique Niza <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Exciting discovery, although not unexpected.
I'm surprised! For me, this discovery was unexpected. I fully
expected ornithomimids to be feathered - but NOT to have long
pennaceous feathers sticking out of their arms! It's nice to be
Before this discovery, I had deluded myself into thinking that large
proto-wings (pennibrachia) were unique to Maniraptora, and probably
originally evolved for aerial locomotion (parachuting/gliding). So
much for that hypothesis! But it's fun to have an hypothesis that can
be tested - even if it's refuted.