The mystery of feather origins

Press/Media: Research

Description

coverage of David Martill's research on pterosaurs which argues they had feathers

Period5 Nov 2020 → 6 Nov 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleMIL-OSI Global: The mystery of feather origins: how fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletForeignAffairs.co.nz
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNew Zealand
    Date6/11/20
    DescriptionWhen fossils of the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, were first discovered almost 160 years ago, the find created a puzzle that has troubled palaeontologists ever since.

    These fossils were celebrated for their chimera-like combination of supposedly reptilian features (such as a bony tail and jaws with teeth) and those seemingly unique to birds – in particular, feathers. They helped demonstrate that birds actually evolved from dinosaurs.
    URLhttps://foreignaffairs.co.nz/2020/11/06/the-mystery-of-feather-origins-how-fluffy-pterosaurs-have-reignited-debate-149119/
    PersonsDavid Martill
  • TitleThe mystery of feather origins: How fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhys.org
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/11/20
    DescriptionWhen fossils of the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, were first discovered almost 160 years ago, the find created a puzzle that has troubled paleontologists ever since.
    Producer/AuthorMaria McNamara, Zixiao Yang
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2020-11-mystery-feather-fluffy-pterosaurs-reignited.html
    PersonsDavid Martill
  • TitleThe mystery of feather origins: how fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGlobal Advisors
    Media typeWeb
    CountrySouth Africa
    Date5/11/20
    DescriptionRecent discoveries of what appear to be feathered fossils of pterosaurs, the flying cousins of dinosaurs, have led to the theory that feathers first evolved even earlier with the ancestors of all these creatures. But not everyone is convinced, and the debate over the origins of feathers continues.
    Producer/AuthorMaria McNamara & Zixiao Yang
    URLhttps://globaladvisors.biz/2020/11/05/the-mystery-of-feather-origins-how-fluffy-pterosaurs-have-reignited-debate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-mystery-of-feather-origins-how-fluffy-pterosaurs-have-reignited-debate
    PersonsDavid Martill
  • TitleThe mystery of feather origins: how fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYahoo!
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/11/20
    DescriptionWhen fossils of the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, were first discovered almost 160 years ago, the find created a puzzle that has troubled palaeontologists ever since.

    These fossils were celebrated for their chimera-like combination of supposedly reptilian features (such as a bony tail and jaws with teeth) and those seemingly unique to birds – in particular, feathers. They helped demonstrate that birds actually evolved from dinosaurs.
    URLhttps://uk.news.yahoo.com/mystery-feather-origins-fluffy-pterosaurs-123150111.html
    PersonsDavid Martill
  • TitleHow Fluffy Pterosaurs Have Reignited Dinosaur Debates
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGizmodo
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date5/11/20
    DescriptionRecent discoveries of what appear to be feathered fossils of pterosaurs, the flying cousins of dinosaurs, have led to the theory that feathers first evolved even earlier with the ancestors of all these creatures. But not everyone is convinced, and the debate over the origins of feathers continues.
    Producer/AuthorMaria McNamara and Zixiao Yang
    URLhttps://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/11/how-fluffy-pterosaurs-have-reignited-dinosaur-debates/
    PersonsDavid Martill