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- McNamara, Maria E., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology 2016 v.457 pp. 380-388
- Echinodermata; feathers; fossils; invertebrates; models; sediments; vertebrates
- ... Few fossil vertebrate skeletons are complete and fully articulated. Various taphonomic processes reduce the skeletal fidelity of decaying carcasses, the effects of most of which are reasonably well understood. Some fossil vertebrates, however, exhibit patterns of disarticulation and loss of completeness that are difficult to explain. Such skeletons are one of two variants. They are incomplete, oft ...
- McNamara, Maria E., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Science 2014 v.345 no.6195 pp. 451-455
- ancestry; birds; dinosaurs; feathers; Siberia
- ... Feathers, not just for the birds? Theropod dinosaurs, thought to be the direct ancestors of birds, sported birdlike feathers. But were they the only feathery dino group? Godefroit et al. describe an early neornithischian dinosaur with both early feathers and scales. This seemingly feathery nontheropod dinosaur shows that feathers were not unique to the ancestors of birds and may even have been qui ...