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Re: John Bois on Armadillos at the K/T!
In a message dated 10/4/01 10:09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Maximum unrefueled range is not related to physical size for either birds
or pterosaurs, with the exception that the animals will be lighter at the end
of a journey than at the beginning, by the amount of fuel burned and water
Just for the record, here are some altitudes:
"Bar-headed Geese are known to cross the Himalayas at 29,500 feet (9,000 m).
The world record holder is a Ruppellâs Griffon Vulture seen at 37,000 feet
(11,300 m.) A Mallard, which struck an airplane at 21,000 feet (6,400 m),
holds the record for the highest documented flight altitude for a bird in