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Feathers and Fur Fly Over Pterosaur Fossil Finding

by Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times

An analysis of two fossils would push back the origins of feathers by about 70 million years, but more specimens may be needed for confirmation.

Birds are famous for their colorful feathers, which they use to fly, flirt and keep warm. But long before avians ever flapped their wings, flying reptiles called pterosaurs seized the skies.

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