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Re: The "Swipe" of Cats [was Re: bauplan convergence]
Betty Cunningham wrote:
>Monkeys and lemurs are also capable of the motion of flapping and can do
>it as well if not better than jaguars, and they both do quite a bit of
>leaping about in trees. Hoever neither extant monkeys, lemurs, or
>jaguars have a terribly useful drag mechanism.
Hmmm, sifakas do have lateral flaps of skin that both act as rudimentary
parachutes and sun ray absorbers.
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