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Author Topic:   definition of proto feathers ?
Zucadragon
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Message 1 of 10 (412415)
07-24-2007 4:56 PM


I'm not really sure where this topic should go, I'm just confused with this question, have been looking all over the place, but nowhere on the internet do I see a clear definition of what proto feathers really are.. I see a lot of texts explaining that proto feathers are used to explain something, but what are they ??
I have seen definitions describing them as:
The first feather(y) structures, evolved from scales.
Ancient feather structures.
Feathers without the Rachis.
Feathers that aren't really feathers.
I could probably go on, but yeah, that question has me confused and I hope I'm asking this in the right place.

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Zucadragon
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Message 4 of 10 (412498)
07-25-2007 1:24 AM
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07-24-2007 7:24 PM


Re: Lemme see if I can help
Why thank you for the information , and I hopefully await the article you mentioned.
Question though, the idea that its a feather without a Rachis is plain nonsense ?, or is it so that it could be that as well, as the proto of the feather (heh) would not really be a modern feather.

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Message 6 of 10 (412727)
07-26-2007 1:14 AM
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Re: Lemme see if I can help
This makes sense of course, if they all utilise the same proteins (mostly).. So they wouldn't have a large difference between them.

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