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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.
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> 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
> 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. :-)