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RE: Pterosaurian Pedal Clinching (Batman! :) )




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From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
Danvarner@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 11:24 AM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Pterosaurian Pedal Clinching (Batman! :) )

In a message dated 10/6/99 9:54:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
larryf@capital.net writes:

<< As Padian proposed it, these forms were considered to be "cursorial", and
that the evolution of pterosaurs was from the "ground-up" as also proposed
(by some) for birds. >>

  Question: Can anyone cite the reference for Jim Clark's recent pub about
the Dimorphodont pes from Mexico that precludes cursorial habitus? All I've
seen is a brief note in Discover Magazine. DV.

Clark, James M., J. A. Hopson, Rene Hernandez, David E. Fastovsky and M.
Montellano, 1998. Foot posture in a primitive pterosaur. Nature, Volume 391:
886-889.