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Re: the headless juvenile Pterodaustro
> As long as you don't make the 100 % resolution pic available, it doesn't
> matter what I say, because you have a killer argument: "it may not be
> visible in this pic, but it's obvious in the one I used".
Do you mean this
http://www.pterosaurinfo.com/pterodaustro_juv_insitu_cu.html? It does not
have higher resolution, it's a mere null magnification of the photo you
showed us yesterday. It has millimeter-sized pixels (and looks slightly
descreened, which makes matters worse, not better).
I hereby claim that the "5th finger" is a break -- a flake of bone has
broken off, the break edge is well lit, and its highest peaks are what you
interpret as phalanges. Whatever. If I won't forget, I'll make you at least
two different tracings of that photo on Monday (in the lab), and in the
evening I'll upload them on my website. I bet that nobody, myself included,
will be able to falsify ANY of your or my tracings based on that
What is the point of the enlarged inset? It has pixels perhaps 3 mm across.
That's useless. Incomprehensibly, you made it still worse by _descreening
it_. :-o It's so foggy I can't see _anything_ in it, except the remains of
the original pixels!!!
And... BTW... have you ever asked yourself what advantage a pterosaur would
have by not losing the wing finger claw and the 5th finger? I can't imagine
a function for them.