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Scales, feathers and dinosaurs

Nature volume 440, pages 287288 (16 March 2006) | Download Citation

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A fossil dinosaur that ‘nests’ with feathered relations in the dinosaur phylogenetic tree did not, it seems, have feathers. The discovery will encourage a re-evaluation of feather evolution.

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  1. Xing Xu is at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China. xu.xing@ivpp.ac.cn

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