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Re: Pterosaur wing membranes
--- jrc <email@example.com> wrote:
> The cropped photo is a bit like quoting a sentence
> out of context.
Hehe, I like that. Here is the entire specimen:
I completely agree that this, like every other
supposedly nail in the narrow chord coffin specimen is
ambiguous at best, but I've not seen the Buffetaut &
Mazin volume so I'm not going to comment on it
directly. I will say that there are several good
specimens of Pterodactylus that show the
brachiopatigum attached to mid thigh NHMW 1975/1756
and BSP 1937 I 18.
Also, there is no reason to believe that ankle
attachment has to equal broad wing or vice a versa.
The elastic nature of the patigum would likely have
resulted in a narrow distal chord regardless of the
point of attachment(Bennett 2000.)
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