Why did feathers evolve? A pterosaur fossil offers new hints

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Dave Martill challenged a study that suggested that the fluff associated with pterosaurs may actually be feathers, and instead thinks they are a different kind of keratinous covering

Period20 Apr 2022 → 21 Apr 2022

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • Title'These fossils seal the deal': Pterosaur research challenges an old debate about feathers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletYahoo! News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/04/22
    DescriptionDavid Martill challenged a study that suggested that the fluff associated with pterosaurs may actually be feathers, and instead thinks they are a different kind of keratinous covering.
    Producer/AuthorSarah Sloat
    URLhttps://news.yahoo.com/why-did-feathers-evolve-pterosaur-170641845.html
    PersonsDavid Martill
  • TitlePterosaurs may have flaunted colorful plumage long before the reign of dinosaurs
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletscience.org
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date20/04/22
    DescriptionThe idea that dinosaurs sported colourful feathers, once outlandish, has become conventional wisdom. Now, a new study of a Brazilian fossil suggests that pterosaurs—leathery winged, flying reptiles only distantly related to dinosaurs—were also clad in tiny feathers of varying hues.
    Producer/AuthorRodrigo Perez Ortega
    URLhttps://www.science.org/content/article/pterosaurs-may-have-flaunted-colorful-plumage-long-reign-dinosaurs
    PersonsDavid Martill

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  • TitleWhy did feathers evolve? A fossil pterosaur offers new hints
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHeromag
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date21/04/22
    DescriptionDave Martill challenged a study that suggested that the fluff associated with pterosaurs may actually be feathers, and instead thinks they are a different kind of keratinous covering.
    URLhttps://heromag.net/why-did-feathers-evolve-a-fossil-pterosaur-offers-new-hints
    PersonsDavid Martill