The first Similicaudipteryx specimen lacked traces of feathers, but He and colleagues speculated that they were probably present based on its pygostyle, the anchor point of long tail feathers (rectrices) in modern birds. In 2010, two new specimens were described, both of which preserved feather traces. These specimens (both juveniles, though one closer to maturity than the other) showed that the feathers were similar to the related Caudipteryx, with long (symmetrical) vaned feathers on the hand and tail, and the rest of the body covered in simpler, downy feathers.
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... The neck was characterized by elongated feathers ... The wing and back feathers were spangled cream coloured ... On basis of the elongated neck feathers John Latham assumed a relationship with the Nicobar Pigeon and Lord Rothschild regarded it as just an aberrant specimen of the ...
... Feathers were preserved around the entire body but seem to have been absent on the feet and snout ... The wing feathers were strongly asymmetrical, with the leading edge of the feather five times narrower than the trailing edge ... The primary wing feathers were up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) in length ...
2007 when researchers from the University of Kent were able to date feathers that had previously fallen out of this kāʻei but were being kept for conservation ... The study carbon-dated the feathers from the kāʻei to a date range of 1406 to 1450 A.D ... This amazing 14-foot (4.3 m) piece of ʻiʻiwi and ʻōʻō feathers (with some mamo) is extremely delicate ...
... The upper surface of the wings has barring formed by the covert feathers and their paler fringes ... The flight feathers of the wings are greyish-brown when the wing is folded, the primaries barely extend beyond the tertials ... graduated, that is, the outermost pair of feathers is only one-third as long as the central pair ...
... Buzz tests the blade's sharpness by dropping a feather, which lands on the blade and slowly splits into two parts, each part floating in the air ... Buzz trims the feathers on Woody's head, then, with "Feather Tonic," he gives Woody a vigorous scalp massage which, when finished, gives Woody's head the ... they both zip out of the shop and tip their feathers to the maid ...
Famous quotes containing the word feathers:
“The feathers of the willow
Are half of them grown yellow
Above the swelling stream;
And ragged are the bushes,
And rusty now the rushes,
And wild the clouded gleam.”
—Richard Watson Dixon (18331900)
“Too many feathers can sink a boat, and too many knick-knacks can break an axle.”
“You may call a jay a bird. Well, so he is, in a measurebecause hes got feathers on him, and dont belong to no church, perhaps; but otherwise he is just as much a human as you be. And Ill tell you for why. A jays gifts and instincts, and feelings, and interests, cover the whole ground. A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)