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RE: Pterorhynchus dewlap



Jaime Headden wrote:

I think this is counterintuitive, however, as such animals as most pterosaurs
don't seem the kind to gently glide around coal reefs in tropical waters,

Ah! You obviously haven't read Klaus Ebel's work...

Ebel, K. (1996). On the origin of flight in _Archaeopteryx_ and in pterosaurs. N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh. 202: 269-285.

He argues that many pterosaurs spent their entire lives underwater.

Then again, Ebel also argues that all saurischian dinosaurs lived in water - sauropods, tyrannosaurs, dromaeosaurs, the entire shebang. http://www.ebel-k.de/dinosaurs1/dinosaurs2/dinosaurs2.html

Cheers

Tim