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Did most dinosaurs have feathers ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

A new well preserved fossil find suggests that feathered dinosaurs may have been a common sight.

Nature.com said:

Feathers didnít start with birds. Plumage of various sorts - from simple fuzz to the complex structures used for flight - adorned dinosaurs first, and was only later inherited by birds.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

I wonder if the feathers were colored? The idea of a 'pretty' Velociraptor is kinda distrubing actually!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

Interesting question. Could dinosaurs even see colours?


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

I imagine some are going to look quite strange now xD.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

View PostLilly, on 07 July 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

I wonder if the feathers were colored? The idea of a 'pretty' Velociraptor is kinda distrubing actually!
I wonder if the plumage differed between the sexes

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Actually, I feel like a featherd velociraptor would look somewhat like a turkey.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

View PostLilly, on 07 July 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

I wonder if the feathers were colored? The idea of a 'pretty' Velociraptor is kinda distrubing actually!
Well I'd guess so, birds use coloured feathers for show or to warn other animals. So I wouldn't be surprised if there was any colour


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

I'd like to see a bright pink velociraptor.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

I hope your dreams do come true bro.. but I want to see a whole pace of multi-colored raptors.. flash mobing.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

Somehow the thought of tyrannosaurus Rex with feathers just doesn't seem right.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:58 AM

yea a pink feathered T-Rex would be disturbing. especially when its roaring for flesh and meat meh...


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:00 AM

View Postpallidin, on 07 July 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

Somehow the thought of tyrannosaurus Rex with feathers just doesn't seem right.

It doesn't seem right to me either.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:14 AM

I could understand why some of the smaller dinosaurs would have feathers, but I couldnt see a reason for the bigger ones to need them... its kinda like asking someone to picture a rino with feathers... weird!


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:18 AM

View PostUFO_Monster, on 08 July 2012 - 04:00 AM, said:

It doesn't seem right to me either.

Come on guys, I can quite easily picture T-Rex with pink feathers....

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:54 AM

This calls for a Jurassic Park remake

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