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Re: Swimmin' dinos, fish milk, avian polyphyly (was RE: Sheesh)



David Marjanovic wrote:

In her talks at the 2nd Intl. Paleont. Congress (Beijing, last June) and at the SVP meeting, Sanja HiniÄ? showed that *Baptornis* surprisingly patterns with wing-propelled divers, unlike *Hesperornis*.

Hmmm... Martin and Tate (1976) feature a skeletal reconstruction of _Baptornis_ that shows it with vestigial wings, like _Hesperornis_. The wing skeleton has shrunk to a hatpin.


Cheers

Tim

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