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Re: Who says dromaeosaurs can't fly?




Ronald Orenstein wrote:

> At 10:01 AM 17/09/02 +0100, Michael Lovejoy wrote:
> >the
> >spray of feathers on the end of Cryptovolans' tail may well serve the same
> >function as the diamond-shaped bit on Rhamphorynchus. Not sure what this was
> >used for, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't for anything terrestrial!

Is the Cryptovolan's tail spray oriented vertically?  If not, then it likely did
not serve the same aerodynamic function as the Ramphorynchus diamond.  Possible
functions could be  both display and aerodynamic.  They aren't necessarily
mutually exclusive.