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Re: So Just How Much Could They Bend Their Tail?
From: Gerrit Hanenburg <G.Hanenburg@inter.NL.net>
Subject: Re: So Just How Much Could They Bend Their Tail?
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 00:27:57 +0100
the tail is clearly lined with a featherlike integument, which seems to
weaken the dynamic stabilizer hypothesis as this would have significantly
increased air resistance.
I don't really agree much with the stabilizer hypothesis, I think that
featherlike integuments would not really slow down an animal at all during
stabilizing, because featherlike integuments are not true feathers like the
birds of today. There are surely light and they don't really make any air
resistance towards stabilizing. Even an ostrich has feathers (True feathers
of today), you don't see them running sideways because of air resistance for
no reason, and it doesn't even have a tail for that matter for stabilizing
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