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Response to Comment on “A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales”

Author:
Godefroit, Pascal, Sinitsa, Sofia M., Dhouailly, Danielle, Bolotsky, Yuri L., Sizov, Alexander V., McNamara, Maria E., Benton, Michael J., Spagna, Paul
Source:
Science 2014 v.346 no.6208 pp. 434
ISSN:
0036-8075
Subject:
appendages, dinosaurs, femur, humerus, Siberia
Abstract:
Lingham-Soliar questions our interpretation of integumentary structures in the Middle-Late Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur Kulindadromeus as feather-like appendages and alternatively proposes that the compound structures observed around the humerus and femur of Kulindadromeus are support fibers associated with badly degraded scales. We consider this hypothesis highly unlikely because of the taphonomy and morphology of the preserved structures.
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3129234