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Re: Brooding over dinos
Patrick Norton wrote:
<It seems to me that the preserved postion of the arms in the
"brooding Oviraptor" fossil---an inverted V shape with the hand flexed
posteriorly--strongly suggests that the creature possessed a patagium,
a definite flight character. Since it is presumed that O did not fly,
a patagium would indicate secondary flightlessness.>
Based on a clade like this:
I would agree, where Archie and Ovi share a common ancestor.
Jaime A. Headden
Qilong, the website, at:
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