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Re: Lemurs and Feathers



In a message dated 6/20/01 11:22:39 PM EST, qilongia@yahoo.com writes:

<< <<So bats and pterosaurs evolved from swimmers, too? Or is it
 ony birds that required a swimming stage to develop flight?>>
 
   DAVID:
 
 <Ebel indeed considers all long-tailed pterosaurs (and
 *Archaeopteryx*) to have been underwater fliers capable of only
 limited aerial flight >>

I can't imagine how a pterosaur could stay underwater for any length of time, 
given how aerated its skeleton was. It would be like trying to sink a piece 
of balsa wood.