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Re: Ptero-hawks?



Hmmm... I remember reading a paper on the absence of suspension feeders among 
marine reptiles, and IIRC, the author(s) noted that the marine reptiles (and 
other primitive tetrapods) were unable to separate portions of the 
oropharyngeal cavity - an apparently integral feature in the development of 
suspension feeding. 

Is it possible that a similar problem arose for the pterosaurs? Maybe their 
wing structure prevented them from adapting to the high-speed & 
high-manoeuvrability seen in contemporary raptors?