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Pterosaur plumage

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 3pages1213 (2019) | Download Citation

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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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    • Liliana D’Alba

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