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Re: Coelurosauravus: glider? or bluffer?
--- Tim Williams <email@example.com>
> David Peters wrote:
> >Only Coelurosauravus uses spars/rods that are
> >dermal in origin
> I'm not sure why you would claim that dermal
> structures are too weak to
> support a gliding membrane. Aren't rhino horns
> of dermal origin? Porcupine
While they are dermal in origin, aren't they
"The most diagnostic features of Coelurosauravus
are the chameleon-like frill at the
back of the skull roof, formed primarily by
the squamosals, and the presence of numerous
long, rodlike bones that supported a
lateral gliding membrane"
from Frey /et al/ SCIENCE VOL. 275 pg1451-2
They also note that the structures have been
mistaken for various other boney elements, such
as ribs and even fin rays in fish.
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