The dinosaurian origin of feathers: perspectives from dolphin (Cetacea) collagen fibers

  title={The dinosaurian origin of feathers: perspectives from dolphin (Cetacea) collagen fibers},
  author={T. Lingham-Soliar},
  • T. Lingham-Soliar
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • The early origin of birds is a hotly disputed debate and may be broadly framed as a conflict between paleontologists and ornithologists. The paleontological emphasis has shifted from Archaeopteryx and its origins to recent finds of Cretaceous birds and “feathered” dinosaurs from China. The identification of alleged feathers has, however, relied principally on the visual image. Some workers have interpreted these integumentary structures as collagen fibers. To test the latter hypothesis, using… CONTINUE READING
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