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Response to Comment on “A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales”

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Science  24 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6208, pp. 434
DOI: 10.1126/science.1260146

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Abstract

Lingham-Soliar questions our interpretation of integumentary structures in the Middle-Late Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur Kulindadromeus as feather-like appendages and alternatively proposes that the compound structures observed around the humerus and femur of Kulindadromeus are support fibers associated with badly degraded scales. We consider this hypothesis highly unlikely because of the taphonomy and morphology of the preserved structures.

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