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Hair, feathers, scales: Much of a muchness

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Kate Lunau has an interesting article in Motherboard. The lede:

Lizard scales and feathers seem like they’re a long way from human hair. But it turns out that fur, feathers, and scales all evolved from one common ancestor, no matter how different these adornments seem: they can all be traced back to a lizardlike creature that roamed the Earth some 310 million years ago. . .

Written by LeisureGuy

24 June 2016 at 3:48 pm

Posted in Evolution, Science

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