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Pterosaur plumage


Imaging of pterosaur skin reveals evidence of coloured feather-like structures, but whether these are homologous with true feathers is open to debate.

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Fig. 1: Skin filaments (pycnofibres) observed in two anurognathid pterosaurs from the Middle–Late Jurassic.

Zixiao Yang and Baoyu Jiang


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D’Alba, L. Pterosaur plumage. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 12–13 (2019).

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