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Re: cursorial flapping



>The only detail left to be filled in is to find a nice, complete specimen
>somewhere in the Middle Triassic or so.

A few questions:

Wouldn't this be _Protoavis_(P)?  Assuming it is a valid taxon, then where=
 would Archy fit, considering that it appears more "primitive" than P?  Is P=
 an early experiment that failed (weren't pterosarus radiating at this=
 time), or is Archy the dino attempt at flight?  Finally, if P is=
 legitimate, then aren't there concerns about it being a true dinosaur, and=
 actually being a seperate descendant from the thecodonts?

Ah, the ignorance of youth.

Rob

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