[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Phylogeny of Maniraptora
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I was under the impression that the
> Norbergs (among others) had demonstrated that a glider could start
> without being detrimental to gliding.
I have never seen a discussion of this (but of course neither the original
papers from the mid-80s). It has become common to presuppose their
conclusions, methinks, e. g. in the recent Naturwissenschaften paper by
Chatterjee & Templin which praises phugoid gliding.
What does phugoid gliding actually mean? Dropping oneself from a height to
gain speed before spreading the patagia?