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Re: What is biomechanics? (or, The Truth About Flying Snakes - Was: Re: science and philosophy)

Not necessarily.  In pterosaurs, there is also a spanwise torquing twist that 
flexes the bones along their long axis.  This should be true of birds as well, 
but not to as great an extent.

Jaime A. Headden wrote:

>   A forelimb's operation is succinct, and bound by the joints;