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Re: the supracoracoideus system and bird flight



> Richard Cowen's e-mail address has sort of changed, so listproc didn't
> recognize him.  It will recognize you next time Richard.  In the mean
> time, this is a message Richard submitted to the list:
>   
>   Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:02:40 PST
>   From: cowen@geology.ucdavis.edu
>   To: dinosaur@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
>   Message-Id: <00998B00.7A9A9710.8@geology.ucdavis.edu>
>   Subject: Ostrom in Colorado
> 

> A bird
>   without a supracoracoideus system will have difficulty landing under
>   control, especially on the ground - not being able to shed velocity
>   by swooping up to a branch. Yes, I know that some tropical seabirds
>   simply fly right into the beach and fall on their faces

    Now we know why at least seven _Archeopteryix_ individuals ended in 
the drink . . . they missed the beach.

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-= Tuck =-
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