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Re: NEW NEORNITHINE & PTEROSAUR STUFF
About half of the chicken wings I give to my cat have quite distinctive
"thumb" claws, extending well out from the skin. Of course commercially
bred chickens are not a natural species, with several otherwise
maladaptive traits, so this could be a function of inbreeding.
"Tracy L. Ford" wrote:
> And several other birds have been found with claws that are buried in the
> callus. In doing research work for Darren Tanke's HUGE Paleopathology
> bibliography, I ran across several ornithological papers that describe
> 'clawed' wings. But they were buried in the skin and useless.
Dann Pigdon Australian Dinosaurs:
GIS Archaeologist http://www.geocities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/