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Re: When pterosaurs ate dragonflies
Er, um, dragonfly wings get brittle after death, IIRC ... could have a foot, or
falling branch, not a mouth, that caused the damage. Also, one is forced to
wonder why it wasn't eaten; I doubt if it could fly well, or at all, missing
that much of the back wing on just one side. But what a beaut of a fossil ...
----- Original Message ----
From: Tim Williams <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:10:45 AM
Subject: RE: When pterosaurs ate dragonflies
Mark Witton wrote:
> I've been meaning to get around to doing this for a while: does
> out there know anything about the Solnhofen dragonfly that's
> had a bite taken out of its wings by a pterosaur? Ultra-keen fans of
> fossilised pterosaur trophic interactions can find a picture at:
Why couldn't the dragonfly have been bitten by an _Archaeopteryx_? Or
even a leaping non-avian theropod?
Looks like a job for "CSI: Solnhofen".
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