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Re: oops and rest of my post.
<< I think George Olshevesky is the only one who
contends that it was descended from the most recent common ancestor
Triceratops and Birds and is therefore a true dinosaur. >>
>Wouldn't it be funny if this particular definition were to exclude
>from being dinosaurs? Not yet saying that it does...
What are you talking about? Sauropods were the best fliers around!
Haven't you ever seen a 747 fly? Isn't that the size and weight of a
sauropod? Brachiosaurus was an excellent flier -- it had long arms
(=wings), its neck could be used as an air rudder, and the claws of
its hindfeet were ideal for perching in confiers, where it fed
exclusively high-flying insects and pterosaurs. I have no evidence
for this theory, but absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.
Just try to prove me wrong. =) =) =) =)
(Too many long nights in the lab I suspect ...)