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RE: Who says dromaeosaurs can't fly?
Nick Pharris wrote:
> But I'm not sure I see your point--a nonbird theropod could have an
> effective leg length just as long as a secretary bird without having
> such elongated lower limb elements, since the femur would contribute to
> the effective leg length, unlike in modern birds.
Actually, that was my point. :-) This is what makes comparing the total
hindlimb lengths of non-bird theropods and birds such a complicated issue.
Luis Rey wrote:
> He got back a polite 'thank you' and didn't hear anything anymore.
> It seems that 'peer reviewing' can be slightly misleading: In this
> case, it doesn't seem to mean any kind of technical 'approval'. So
> the fact that Dino Frey 'saw' the papers doesn't mean he considered the
Thanks for an illuminating post, Luis. The described procedure does not,
even under the most elastic defnition, qualify as "peer review".