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Feathers and 'feather-like' integumentary structures in Liaoning birds and dinosaurs

Zhang, F., Zhou, Z, and Dyke, Gareth J. (2006) Feathers and 'feather-like' integumentary structures in Liaoning birds and dinosaurs Geological Journal, 41, (3-4), pp. 395-404. (doi:10.1002/gj.1057).

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We provide an overview of the known feather and other ‘feather-like’ integumentary structure types known to-date in the birds and dinosaurs from the Cretaceous rocks of Liaoning, NE China. These feather-types are classified and compared with similar structures seen in Mesozoic and extant birds. We consider that integumentary feathers and ‘feather-like’ structures fall within two major structural categories (‘shafted’ and ‘non-shafted’). Comments are also made on the possible aerodynamic or insulating function of leg and tail feathers in Mesozoic birds and theropods.

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Published date: 2006
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems


Local EPrints ID: 205221
ISSN: 0072-1050
PURE UUID: ae6dcb4e-4193-4a97-a473-89875c1b1e20

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Date deposited: 07 Dec 2011 15:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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Author: F. Zhang
Author: Z, Zhou
Author: Gareth J. Dyke

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