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Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora
James R. Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Would you actually want them to be truly coplanar?
Not necessarily. But that's the configuration illustrated in the
description of _M. gui_ by Xu et al. (2003). Coplanar forewings and
hindwings could work in concert to provide the functional equivalent of a
patagium. If I'm interpreting your response correctly, then I agree: the
forewings and hindwings might have acted independently in aerial locomotion.
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