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Re: Nemicolopterus

Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:

like the modern frogmouth (which is
essentially what "Anurognathus" means).


That one is more obvious, but *Anurognathus* may well be a pun -- it's not just tailless itself, it also has jaws like an anuran.

You're right! Never made that connection before.

My apologies to Tim.

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