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re: Tanystropheus aerial feeder

Not in the least.

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David Peters

Dave Peters wrote...

Just a wild hypothesis, but what if Tanystropheus fed on
arboreal diapsids, like longisquamids and basal pterosaurs,
by standing at the base of trees and searching the boughs for
prey?  The clincher is the giant penile bones would make
great bases for a tripodal posture.

I detect a hint of sarcasm......... or do I? :)

Darren Naish
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth UK, PO1 3QL

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