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Re: Pterorhynchus dewlap



It's there. Just saved for later. Like a favorite piece of chocolate in a 
Whitmann
Sampler.

David




"Jaime A. Headden" wrote:

> David Peters (davidrpeters@earthlink.net) 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 
> anyone
> would justify it with "But you can't tell me it's _not_ there!" I would laugh.
>
>   Cheers,
>
> Jaime A. Headden
>
> "Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
>
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