[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Abbreviation update (was Re: FUCHSIA)
ANY? Is that a new abreviation?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald Orenstein" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "The Dinosaur Mailing List"
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: Abbreviation update (was Re: FUCHSIA)
> At 03:36 PM 10/08/02 +0200, David Marjanovic wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Aspidel" <email@example.com>
> >Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 11:07 PM
> > > By FUCHSIA, do you mean it's like some modern birds on the lakes
> > > IIRC), which run on the water, flap their wings and start to fly, and
> > > how flight may have evolved?
> >No, FUCHSIA is the idea that bird flight evolved underwater.
> And I'm still waiting for someone to point out aquatic adaptations in ANY
> pre-hesperornithiform (or so) bird, proto-bird, maniraptorian or what have
> you. Archaeopteryx seems (to me) no better adapted for swimming or diving
> than (say) a roadrunner, a chachalaca or a Velociraptor.
> Ronald I. Orenstein Phone: (905) 820-7886
> International Wildlife Coalition Fax/Modem: (905) 569-0116
> 1825 Shady Creek Court
> Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 3W2 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org