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Re: Giant birds



On Tue, 9 Nov 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 11/9/99 2:25:01 PM EST, tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu writes:
> 
>  Terrible name, yeah, but calling ankylosaurs "birds" is pretty bad, too. >>
> 
> Not really, especially when it gets you to thinking that ankylosaur scutes 
> and spines might be modified forms of feathers (or rather, that feathers 
> might be modified forms of scutes). It just seems peculiar at first.

I guess I must be a bat, then, since patagia are modified forms of the
webbing between my fingers.

--T. Michael Keesey
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