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RE: Bats Could Fly Before They Had 'Radar'



Cool video!

Since Nick posted the link before the weekend, no doubt there's already been
animated discussion about how close pterosaurs of various sizes and
morphologies could get to this gait. I'll read on...

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Dr John D. Scanlon, FCD
Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Outback at Isa
riversleigh@outbackatisa.com.au
http://tinyurl.com/f2rby

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Pharris [mailto:npharris@umich.edu] 
Sent: 14 February, 2008 7:44 PM
To: dannj@alphalink.com.au
Cc: Dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Bats Could Fly Before They Had 'Radar'

Quoting Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>:


> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050323151446.htm
>
> I'd love to see footage of the bats breaking into a gallop on a treadmill.

Enjoy!

http://tinyurl.com/2partu

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