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RE: Velociraptor profiles and a little background



Tim Williams wrote:

> EQ = Educational quotient?  Has anything been
> published on this? 

      Encephalization Quotient, actually. The volume
of the brain in relation to body size, in any case.
_Troodon_ has something like a ~50 cc brain and they
say Bambiraptor's brain is relatively larger, though I
don't have the numbers (maybe someone could help with
that?). 
      A parachuting origin of flight might create
strong selection pressures in favor of barbs and
barbules to help lock the feather together to resist
the air currents as the animal fell. I wonder how
breaking feather symmetry would effect a parachuting
theropod....

Cheers,
Waylon Rowley 
    

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