Bristles before down: A new perspective on the functional origin of feathers

@article{Persons2015BristlesBD,
  title={Bristles before down: A new perspective on the functional origin of feathers},
  author={W. Persons and P. J. Currie},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={69}
}
  • W. Persons, P. J. Currie
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
  • Over the course of the last two decades, the understanding of the early evolution of feathers in nonavian dinosaurs has been revolutionized. It is now recognized that early feathers had a simple form comparable in general structure to the hairs of mammals. Insight into the prevalence of simple feathers throughout the dinosaur family tree has gradually arisen in tandem with the growing evidence for endothermic dinosaur metabolisms. This has led to the generally accepted opinion that the early… CONTINUE READING
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