Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching

@article{Yang2018PterosaurIS,
  title={Pterosaur integumentary structures with complex feather-like branching},
  author={Zixiao Yang and Baoyu Jiang and Maria E. McNamara and Stuart L. Kearns and Michael Pittman and Thomas G. Kaye and Patrick J. Orr and Xing Xu and Michael J. Benton},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={3},
  pages={24-30}
}
Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight, but in the absence of living representatives, many questions concerning their biology and lifestyle remain unresolved. [...] Key ResultMicroscopic and spectroscopic analyses and imaging of integumentary structures in two anurognathid pterosaurs reveal that their integuments were more like feathers (as seen in maniraptoran dinosaurs) than fur, as was previously supposed.Expand
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