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Dino Shakes Tail Feather

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posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:46 AM
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Dino Shakes Tail Feather


blogs.discovermagazine.com< br />

For feathered dinosaurs, it appears that fashion came before function. A new study of a dinosaur fossil found in northeast China has revealed that the dinosaur, Beipiaosaurus, not only had the soft downy feathers that have been spotted in other fossils, it also had a more primitive type of feather that appears to have been used only for peacock-like displays.

...The display feathers could have been used in mating rituals, Xu says, or in fights to defend territory.
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posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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Can't get any more alternative than this news story. The Beipiaosaurus dinosaur could be a link between the bird and other dinosaurs. It used its feathered tail just like a peacock, doesn't get any more top secret than that.

On a side note the dinosaur resembles Keith Richards, or IS IT Keith Richards?

blogs.discovermagazine.com< br /> (visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:52 AM
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no offense but I thought we knew this already?
I mean about the feathers not Keith Richards.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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Here is one from a few years back it plainly shows feather.



And here we have one laying and egg I think




posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:27 AM
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lol he's laying an egg, that old dinosaur ahahhahaahha



i've always wondered how feahters came about going from reptile leather and scales to feather



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 10:51 AM
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Sometimes I feel that the science community is just like tabloids in that when things are slow they rehash old stories to stir up interest



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 07:12 PM
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What are they saying differently?

I'm lost are they saying the feather were colored like a peacock?



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