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Re: New twist on pterosaur flight

Quoting Jeff Hecht <jeff@jeffhecht.com>:

a team led by zoologist Matthew Wilkinson of the animal flight group at the University of Cambridge, UK, thinks the pterosaurs used a moveable forewing -- for more see


Just curious--is the conclusion that the pteroid is not the thumb metacarpal based on anything other than the phalangeal counts of the three short fingers?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan