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In a message dated 11/30/00 1:37:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Germanodactylus probably let
> go of the branch it was clinging to and swooped down,
> before flapping its wings to stay in the air.
Evidence (aside from the John Sibbick painting)?
> with very large wings, such as Gnathosaurus, just
> spread their wings and let the wind and air currents
> carry them upwards.
> The fish-eating Gallodactylus had
> forward-pointing teeth to catch and keep hold of
> slithery fish.
Quick note: this animal is now usually referred to _Cycnorhamphus_.