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Re: Klaus Ebel's aquatic Saurischia (and much more)
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From: "David Marjanovic" <email@example.com>
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.