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Re: Who says dromaeosaurs can't fly?



> Since when is _Rhamphorhynchus_' tail "diamond" vertically oriented? Did I
miss
> something? All the illustrations I've seen show it flatted dorsoventrally,
the
> "wings" projecting laterally.

Since the '70s or so. :-) Wellnhofer's encyclopedia anyway expresses no
doubt that it's vertical; it's preserved that way, they say. What, if
anything, the aerodynamic function was, however, is unclear, small as the
"diamond" is (and considering the even narrower thing *Sordes* had).