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Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?
On Thursday, July 26, 2007, at 12:16 PM, Chris Glen wrote:
I assume you realise it was the informal name for predatory birds
(particularly those with 'prey-grasping' feet) for a long time before
used informally for non-avian dinosaurs!
And, in fact, the technical usage refers to members of Falconiformes,
in particular. (i.e. a true raptor is a falconiform, though a
"raptorial" bird could include an owl or other predatory bird with a
hypertrophied gripping talon).