Friday, May 16, 2014

Feathered Tyrants

Are we finally having the sense to use feathers as the default condition on at least Theropod Dinos? New and new- ish examples of these smaller relatives of T rex would seem to argue "yes".
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Brian Switek muses on the state of the arthere.

See also the website of John Conway, the most startling and maybe the most interesting interpreter of Dinos I know of. Currently you are confronted by the scariest "birdy" T rex around when you go to his site.

(He also has the sense to depict his big predators with their mouths closed. John McLoughlin, one of the pioneers in depicting and imagining birdlike Dinosaurs, has been complaining about fossil carnivores with mouths agape for about 30 years).

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