The Evolutionary Origin And Diversification Of Feathers

@article{Prum2002TheEO,
  title={The Evolutionary Origin And Diversification Of Feathers},
  author={Richard O. Prum and Alan H. Brush},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={77},
  pages={261 - 295}
}
  • R. Prum, A. Brush
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
Progress on the evolutionary origin and diversification of feathers has been hampered by conceptual problems and by the lack of plesiomorphic feather fossils. Recently, both of these limitations have been overcome by the proposal of the developmental theory of the origin of feathers, and the discovery of primitive feather fossils on nonavian theropod dinosaurs. The conceptual problems of previous theories of the origin of feathers are reviewed, and the alternative developmental theory is… Expand

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