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Re: the supracoracoideus system and bird flight



>Actually, before serious decay sets in they would break up very little
>while floating. Whole carcasses can be moved quite some ways by river
>action.
>
>Also, "inland" need only have been a couple of miles, or perhaps
>a few tens of miles.  These islands were at most a few hundred
>miles across.

I would suggest that it couldn't have travelled far, simply due to it's small 
size.  It would've been easy for any number of predators to pluck it from this 
hypothetical river.

Rob

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