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Re: aussie gliders
In a message dated 96-01-10 22:37:22 EST, longrich@phoenix.Princeton.EDU
(Nicholas R. Longrich) writes:
> I don't really want to open up the whole origin of birds things
>again, but I was reading a book my younger brother got for christmas and
>it made a couple of interesting comments. One was on the feathertail glider,
>a marsupial glider. The tail has on either side, a row of stiffened hairs
>that give the tail the featherlike appearance. One would think
>Archaeopteryx ancestors might have had something similar.
I hypothesized this very thing in the first printing of _Mesozoic
Meanderings_ #2, 1991. I called it a "tail-glider." _Cosesaurus aviceps_
might have been one.