@themesozoicsperm replied to your photo “One of the earliest known dinosaurs, Herrerasaurus lived during the…”
but wouldn’t it be not-feathered since sauropods don’t have any evidence of feathers (for now)?
@crowfailure replied to your photo
so wouldnt herrera… be non-feathered…. i genuinely thought this was the case due to feathers not being a sauropod thing
It depends on where we assume fuzz originated!
I personally go with the idea that fluff is ancestral to all dinosaurs and was secondarily lost/modified into scales in certain groups. So far for sauropods we’ve only found scales, but we don’t yet know if that type of skin was also the case for their more basal saurischian ancestors – so a floofy herrerasaurid is still possible, if somewhat speculative.
(And it’s not like I haven’t put fuzz on sauropods, too!)