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Re: The Lizard of Oz

Things fall out of trees all the time today.Depending on the
cohesivenss of the landing point, the splatter mark could make a
lovely trace fossil. ;^)

Ah, but if the falling critter had draggy-feathery-things on its arms it might help slow its fall, and thereby avoid ending its life as a splatter mark.

I'm not suggesting that the proto-bird leaped from the top of a Californian Redwood. Three or four meters off the ground is probably adequate.



Timothy J. Williams

USDA/ARS Researcher
Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50014

Phone: 515 294 9233
Fax:   515 294 3163

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