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Re: Ptero fuzz distribution?



And one solitary species has some hair in the undercamber area of the inner wings, where it doesn't have so much affect aerodynamically. This appears to be a compromise between aerodynamics and insulation.

----- Original Message ----- From: <GSP1954@aol.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Ptero fuzz distribution?




In a message dated 7/26/06 8:11:59 AM, john.a.conway@gmail.com writes:

<< I don't believe any fuzz has been preserved on pterosaur wings. Which

isn't too surprising, considering it wouldn't be particularly

advantageous aerodynamically speaking. >>

Some fast flying bats have vertically oriented, smooth surfaced fur filling
in between the narrow zones around the arms onto the membranes for
streamlining.


GSPaul