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Forty Fahsand Fevvers on a Fossil's Froat

Postby Brian Jordan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:14 pm

Unless the old fossil happens to be Ken Ham, in which case it's just whiskers.
Siberian fossil suggests most dinosaurs sported feathers
Most dinosaurs may have had feathers, which they used for insulation or attracting mates, suggests the fossil discovery of a new species of a plant-eating dinosaur in Siberia.

Researchers have unearthed hundreds of fossils of a new genus and species of plant-eating dinosaur called Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus in Siberia that sports both feathers and scales.

The finding suggests that most dinosaurs had feathers, which they used for insulation or attracting mates, only later relying on the fringes for flight, researchers said.

"Here, for the first time, we have found featherlike structures in a dinosaur [that] is far from the lineage leading to birds," said study co-author Pascal Godefroit, a paleontologist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Belgium.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/siberian-fossil-suggests-most-dinosaurs-sported-feathers-114072700336_1.html (and elsewhere)
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