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The mystery of feather origins

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

Period5 Nov 2020 → 6 Nov 2020

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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

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