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Re: Hone and Benton 2007 (their second paper)




----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Habib" <mhabib5@jhmi.edu>
To: <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: Hone and Benton 2007 (their second paper)



Agreed. I guess the 'take-home' message is that, when it comes to non-aerial functions (terrestrial locomotion, feeding, mating, etc) the forelimbs and hindlimbs were employed opportunistically. It probably also varied between different pterosaurian taxa and/or with ontogeny. But for rapid progression on the ground (or as 'rapid' as a pterosaur could get) quadrupedality was probably the general rule.

I'll drink to that. --Mike H.

As would I. JimC