Our fine-feathered friends ... dinosaurs?

Spotts, Peter N.
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/25/99, Vol. 91 Issue 62, p13
Analyzes the implications of fossils of flightless, feather-bearing dinosaurs found in China's Liaoning Province. Relation between the fossils and the first known prehistoric bird, archaeopteryx; Need for new explanations for the evolution of feathers and flight; Focus on the fossils of caudipteryx and protoarchaeopteryx; Traits of the specimens; Views of Philip Currie of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Alberta, Canada.


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