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Re: MAASTRICHTIAN PTEROSAURS



In a message dated 11/22/1996 8:34:40 PM, Stephen Throop wrote:

> "McGowan says _Quetzacoatlus_ was originally said to have a span of
> 15.5 meters (almost 52 feet).  He says this has been revised to 11 -
> 12 meters....Did anybody hear the recent announcement on from the
> University of Texasat Austin on National Public Radio?The largest
> pterosaurs had a wingspan of 9 meters." If this represents another
> revision, there seems to be a trend here which may eventually solve
> the mystery.  

I'm guessing that this trend has something to do with the fact that the last
digit in azhdarchid wing fingers is very small.  Estimates based on normal
phalanges would be larger.

David Peters