[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: Coelurosauravus: glider? or bluffer?
Bringing human anatomy into Permian diapsid discussions is inappropriate
in most instances.
No, because I wasn't trying to say that *Kuehneosaurus* and
*Coelurosauravus* are apes. Instead I wanted to suggest a functional reason
for why this character appears in both of them as well as in us.
And in the process, I almost forgot the one and only _important_
point: One character is one character. If you want to overturn the existing
cladograms which show *C.* and *K.* far apart, you'll need a great deal more
Skin alone in the case of Coelurosauravus, and the shiver muscles in the
dermis, nothing deeper. Nothing connected to the skeleton proper or its
muscles - other than a butt joint (the weakest of all in carpentry) on the
very tip of the rib with dermal fascia separating it.
And what about flying fish?