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Re: The Most Important Paper in the History of the Universe



On 3/28/07, John Conway <john.a.conway@gmail.com> wrote:
...funny you should mention that:

Warner, B. 2007. Early bipedal mammals: morphology and taphonomy of
Palaeocoyotus wilii. Acme Paleontology Online First. doi:
10.1007/s00564-007-0349-x.

ABSTRACT: We report the discovery of a new specimen of the Early
Cretaceous canid-like mammal _Palaeocoyotus wilii_, and it's
implications for the behaviour of Cretaceous mammals. Morphological
evidence suggests that _Palaeocoyotus_ was at least partly bipedal. The
skull and distal parts of the skeleton are particularly well preserved,
but the axial skeleton is badly crushed (under a large anvil). A pair of
strap-on pterosaur wings found in close proximity suggest rudimentary
flight capabilities.

What *pterosaur* wing have to do with theflight capability of a *mammal*?

[]s,

Roberto Takata