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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, email@example.com 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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