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Re: pterosaurs, bats, flying theropods




On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, James R. Cunningham wrote:

> John Bois wrote:
> 
> > After all, feathered wings are likely not identical in effectiveness as
> > non-feathered wings.  Which are better?
> 
> Depends upon what they are doing at the time.

Yes, I agree with you.  The critical skills that are relevant to this
discussion would be: aerial agility in either taking air-borne
prey or grounded prey; escaping capture either from emergency take off or
from in flight risk; mobbing ability or general harassing behavior.