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Re: Sharovipteryx landing strategy

>>It would make sense, as I can`t see how this critter 
would have landed on it`s feet otherwise, with all that
"wing drag" to the rear that it`s large uropatagium would 
have presented.
The feet are much larger then that reconstruction shows 
them, and they (the feet, that is) have long toes and webs 
like the feet of a duck.  With a little precision 
ankle-control, might the Sharovipteryx been able to land 
using just its feet?
Does David Peters know?