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Re: Arms into wings



At 03:07 PM 3/4/99 -0500, Patrick Norton wrote:
>Anyone
>know of a living predatory Archosaur that uses something other than an
>"ambush" strategy?

Roadrunners are pursuit predators, of a sort.

I would have loved to have seen phorusrhacids or _Diatryma_ on the hunt, but
unfortunately they fail on the "living" aspect of "living predatory
archosaurs". (And, if Andors is correct, _Diatryma_ would fail on the
"predatory" part, too!).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661