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



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Selon John Conway <john.a.conway@gmail.com>:

> Ian Paulsen wrote:
>  > HI:
>  >   Did you find next to these roadrunner-like tracks, tracks of a paleo
>  > version of Wiley E. Coyote?
>
> ...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.
>
>