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Re: New Cretaceous mammals
Interestingly I got one copy of this in HTML and the other in "plain" text
without line breaks. This should mean that some listmembers didn't get it at
all. So I repeat the whole thing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "K and T Dykes" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: New Cretaceous mammals
<<(Link doesn't work. Go to http://app.pan.pl and click "Current
Boddle. That was an old APP link to the abstract on /Daulestes nessovi/.
For the working link to /Uchkudukodon/:
<<Phil Senter: Scapular orientation in theropods and [sic] basal birds,
and the origin of flapping flight
Why didn't you tell us!>>
An interesting paper. Says even *Confuciusornis* was incapable of flapping
flight -- and WAIR -- because it wasn't able to lift its arms above shoulder
level. Now, if basal birds actually looked like gliding squirrels or
parachuting geckos... ~:-|
I didn't notice. They're not furry enough to stand out. Besides, I was
busy trying to learn how to spell /Uchkudukodon/. That sort of thing
takes time. Uchkuduk is a city in Uzbekistan and the name comes from the
Kazkh for 'three' and 'well'. And there's the world cup to keep track of.
Did I mention the Paleocene ammonites in the final edition of last year?
I noticed them despite their complete lack of hair.
Marcin Machalski, 2005
Late Maastrichtian and earliest Danian scaphitid ammonites from central
Europe: Taxonomy, evolution, and extinction.
Someone did, I think. The ammonite people in the museum here assure me that
all talk of Danian ammonites is utter nonsense, but then, they say the same
about end-Maastrichtian ammonites with the same amount of confidence... :-/
That said... sorry for the ad-hominem "argument"... should I trust someone
who erects fossil subspecies!?! Machalski does that in the same paper. --
The paper that argues that the Danian moulds of scaphitid and baculitid
ammonites of Stevns Klint indeed belong to Danian survivors (as opposed to
being reworked, I suppose) is cited as being in press.