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Re: Conway's Nyctosaurus Restoration
Age or size aside, the proportions appear to be different. Different shaped
airplane wings give different performance characteristics, so perhaps the same
can be said here.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Peters <email@example.com>
> To: James R. Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org>; dinosaur list
> Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003 6:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Conway's Nyctosaurus Restoration
> >The two specimens were each reconstructed differently, chiefly in the chord
> >of the proposed sail. Does the smaller chord, taller mast change the
> >equation? Or visa versa?
> >Or ~ is one reconstructed in error? Perhaps one should match the other
> I think the differences are just due to the fact one of the specimens was a
> larger individual.
> Chris Collinson