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re:?flightless pteros on islands

At 08:11 AM 1/28/2004, David Peters wrote:
On the subject of flightless pterosaurs - considering the tendency for
to lose flight on islands, I would be surprised if flightless pterosaurs

didn't exist.

Except that birds have entirely free hind limbs, making terrestrial bipedal gait easy for even flighted birds (with a few peculiar exceptions, like loons).

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