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Re: AT LAST!! Wing Assisted Incline Running (long)



Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

> Some of my own thoughts follow:
> The initial form of the Ostrom version of the cursorial scenario of bird
> flight was this: the hindlimbs of birds remains a perfectly good running
> organ, rather than being incorporated into the flight mechanism (as in bats
> and pterosaurs). 

I wouldn't bet that in all pterosaurs, the hindlimb is always
incorporated into the main wing.  In some cases, I would bet that it
isn't.  However, I would also bet that it is always part of "A" flight
mechanism.

All the best,
JimC