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Assuming that they've found real feathers, and not "dino-fuzz," it's worth nothing that, as Alan Feduccia observes, many of these alleged feathered dinos are "replete with features of secondarily flightless" birds, meaning that they are true birds that have lost their ability to fly and are not evolutionary intermediates.
This has raised the question of whether many more of the creatures may have been covered with similar bristles, or "dino-fuzz".