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Re: Large last gasp of pterosaurs






T. Michael Keesey" <mightyodinn@yahoo.com> wrote:


It's interesting that today's two large clades of flying animals (_Neornithes_
and _Chiroptera_) largely avoid competition by being awake at different times.
Then again, it doesn't seem that pterosaurs or early avialans had any nocturnal adaptations....

There was a fairly recent suggestion that anurognathids might have been nocturnal insect-catchers, on account of their big eyes and wide mouths. AFAIK, the notion that anurognathids caught flying insects on the wing is not new, but the suggestion that they did so at night is.


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