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Re: Microraptor biplanes?
The limb position is indeed and improvement. Out of curiosity, how
would the feathers be anchored in the configuration suggested by those
And second question: why would the leg feathers necessarily impede
terrestrial movement? Birds do not have impeded arm movement because
of their flight feathers (there is some joint mobility limitation, but
it's skeletomuscular in nature).
On Friday, October 14, 2005, at 06:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well, I guess I should be pleased that Chatterjee took my CLPV II
presentation to heart; he isn't arguing for splayed hind-limbed
mircroraptors. I have my doubts about this particular configuration,
but at least it's a novel approach that doesn't violate the hind limb
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