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Re: Pterosaur size

It could fly OK. It is dependent upon suitable conditions for launch, and I'm not sure those conditions exist at the moment.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nick Pharris" <npharris@umich.edu>
To: <jrccea@bellsouth.net>
Cc: <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Pterosaur size

Quoting jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net>:

In fact, I think the current size limit for flapping flight is below Argentavis, and somewhat above the largest birds living...

I tend to agree with this particular statement, but what do avian limits have to do with pterosaurian (or bat) limits?

Really? You don't think a volant bird the size of _Argentavis_ could exist today (always barring the interference of meddling humans...)?