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Re: Klaus Ebel's aquatic Saurischia (and much more)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 10:38 PM

Wow, 2 typos...

> Small terrestrial squamates... too small to really feel the effects.

Especially when lying on the belly anyway.

> This he simply doesn't know. Of course how elongated is elognated...

Good question indeed. :-)

> In addition, Ebel ignores evolutionary ecology. All those dinos are
> to have been aquatic for 150 and more Ma, to have lived in open shallow

Oh yeah: geology be damned, fluviatile and eolian sediments are unheard of.
Where is Mongolia?

> And why? Because the neural spines from a fan above the...
> middle of the ribcage,


> *Microraptor zhaoianus* was,
> according to the photo in Hwang et al. (AMNH Novitates), completely
> incapable of sprawling, "even though"

the legs are preserved in such a posture -- look at the ilia, how
dramatically bent and broken they are.