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Re: Pterorhynchus dewlap
It's there. Just saved for later. Like a favorite piece of chocolate in a
"Jaime A. Headden" wrote:
> David Peters (email@example.com) wrote:
> <Something else seems to be more important -- at least to this one.>
> Pelicans seem to manage just fine, and their gular pouch is collapsible.
> Pelicans are, afterall, one of the very largest flying birds, after bustards
> and giant condors and giant swans.
> However, it would be interesting if there was any primary data to support
> this conclusion, but there doesn't seem to be any. The holotype specimen of
> *Pterorhynchus wellnhoferi* has a huge slab of matrix broken off the
> counterpart and adhering to the mainpart in JUST precisely this area. If
> would justify it with "But you can't tell me it's _not_ there!" I would laugh.
> Jaime A. Headden
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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