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Feathers came first, then birds

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"New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying reptiles."
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"The key discovery came earlier in 2019, when feathers were reported in pterosaurs -- if the pterosaurs really carried feathers, then it means these structures arose deep in the evolutionary tree, much deeper than at the point when birds originated."

Full article at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603124542.htm

Press release at Bristol Uni: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/june/origins-of-feathers-.html

The Paper: https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(19)30140-5?rss=yes

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