On the identification of feather structures in stem-line representatives of birds: evidence from fossils and actuopalaeontology

@article{Foth2011OnTI,
  title={On the identification of feather structures in stem-line representatives of birds: evidence from fossils and actuopalaeontology},
  author={Christian Foth},
  journal={Pal{\"a}ontologische Zeitschrift},
  year={2011},
  volume={86},
  pages={91-102}
}
  • Christian Foth
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Paläontologische Zeitschrift
  • Dinosaurs with fossilized filamentous integument structures are usually preserved in a highly flattened state. Several different feather types have been described on this basis, but the two-dimensional preservation of specimens during fossilization makes the identification of single feather structures difficult due to overlapping feather structures in vivo. Morphological comparison with the diversity of recent feather types is therefore absolutely vital to avoid misinterpretation. To simulate… CONTINUE READING
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