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RE: any trace of proto-feathers in any Dilophosaurus remains?
Like the VAST majority of dinosaurs, this one was not found in the kind of
sediment that is likely to preserve feather impressions (or skin impressions,
for that matter).
The supposed "feather traces" found on resting marks of possible
dilophosaur-grade Early Jurassic theropods are almost certain deformation of
the algal film on the sediment, and nothing to do with the organism. This isn't
evidence for or against feathered Dilophosaurus: it is simply independent of
it. There are "feathered" beetle trackways on the same surface.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Office: Geology 4106, 8000 Regents Dr., College Park MD 20742
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Office: Centreville 1216, 4243 Valley Dr., College Park MD 20742
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
8000 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4211 USA
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> Subject: any trace of proto-feathers in any Dilophosaurus remains?
> Not asking about any "analysis" - just if there has been anything found in
> the fossils - also, any skin impressions? I've done some
> searches but nothing really comes up.