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    All dinosaurs being feathered.


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    All of them being feathered including sauropods...........no thats just insane.

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    Based on what we know, it appears that a) feathers are a basal trait of dinosaurs, and b) the genes that control feathers are fairly flexible. This means that dinosaurs probably had a wide range of integument, all derived from their feathery ancestors. Most probably had some sort of feathers, but some may have been featherless.

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    Adding to Dan's point...

    Fun fact: I just heard from someone that crocodiles have a 100% recessive feather gene.

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    That's kinda true; they have a variation on the gene that's responsible for feather development, indicating that they had feather-like structures at some point in their development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemp205 View Post
    All of them being feathered including sauropods...........no thats just insane.
    Science doesn't always play along with what people think looks and sounds good. If it gets proven at some point there's no arguing against fluffy sauropods. Besides, the same was said when the first speculations about feathered dinosaurs came up.

    Quote Originally Posted by PCAwesomeness View Post
    Adding to Dan's point...

    Fun fact: I just heard from someone that crocodiles have a 100% recessive feather gene.
    It may be that there once were feathered crocodiles (though the term "feathered" may or may not actually apply here since feathers started out as single hair-like filaments). I could imagine that those would have developed in order to be able to stay more active in colder environments.
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    I already saw this often.
    My reaction was: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Because, letīs face it: Feathers make everything better.

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    Theropods: Yes
    Quadrupeds: Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by USSTalladega View Post
    Theropods: Yes
    Quadrupeds: Nope
    I agree with you on this because cerotopsians as far as they go they only have quills. and so far only theropod dinosaurs have been found with evidence of feathers. well maybe Leyellanosaura may be an exception.

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    What if the trex had wings and could fly? What if the Apatasour could dig and hide in whole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterX View Post
    What if the trex had wings and could fly? What if the Apatasour could dig and hide in whole?
    Sadly, T.rex feathers are to primitive to support fllying. Apatsaur could also do that, it just would need to dig a very, very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USSTalladega View Post
    Theropods: Yes
    Quadrupeds: Nope
    Agree^^^^^^

    I dun wanna picture a Feathered Spinosaurus and stuff O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omnomnomnivore View Post
    Agree^^^^^^

    I dun wanna picture a Feathered Spinosaurus and stuff O.o

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    OH DEAR GOD!!!! looks cute though .

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    Can I eat it and use the feather as a trohy?

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    Seeing as we've found both feathered theropods and ornithopods, it's safe to assume that feathers were pretty widespread. The jury's still out on sauropods though; it's unclear whether they retained feathers like theropods did or lost them at some point.
    Basically, if a dinosaurs didn't have feathers, it's because it lost them, not because it never developed them.

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