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Again, more'n one way to skin a cat. In what flight position does it hold
its hindlimbs? If tucked forward in flight with knees bent, no cg problem,
and no hindwings required -- the tip fan alone will do the job of holding
the tail up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Marjanovic" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "DML" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: Pro(to)avis
I would suggest that animals that had only a tip fan on their tails could
more likely than others to have hindlimb wings.
Plus, I forgot to add that *Shenzhouraptor* (including *Jeholornis*) has
such a tip fan, but so far no "hindwings" have been found. Osteologically
the animal does not appear flightless...