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Exceptional dinosaur fossils show ontogenetic development of early feathers

Published on Apr 1, 2010in Nature43.07
· DOI :10.1038/nature08965
Xing Xu41
Estimated H-index: 41
,
Xiaoting Zheng15
Estimated H-index: 15
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Hai-Lu You20
Estimated H-index: 20
Abstract
Study of two specimens of the feathered dinosaur Similicaudipteryx shows that the morphology of dinosaur feathers changed dramatically as the animals matured. Moreover, the morphology of feathers in dinosaurs was much more varied than one would expect from looking at feathers in modern birds.
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