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RE: feathers and WWD and Utahraptor ...

There are no complete skeletons published yet: new evidence of the anatomy is 

No direct evidence of feathers. Or scales. Or anything. Like the vast majority 
of deposits, it is not a unit which records

Phylogenetic position nests it deeply within fully feathered animals, however.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
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Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Hammer
> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:50 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: re: feathers and WWD and Utahraptor ...
> Dixon (2006) lists a size of 19.5' - nose to tail, I guess?
> The illustrator has fine "hair feathers" over most of the body but the mane 
> is feathered.  He also states the species is known
from a
> single specimen.
> Prof. Holtz's book has a painting by Mr. Rey with part of the arm, the torso 
> and the top of the tail feathered (it's also being
abused by a
> sauropod ...)  The text lists it at 23'.
> 1) are more specimens now known and 2) is there physical evidence of feathers 
> on this critter?
> I didn't pull out any other books - too lazy.  :-)
> Brian