[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: pterosaur femora sprawl
Bats hang, sure, but I wouldn't call them bipedal. And we don't have
enough information on their ancestry (given the enormous range of
competing phylogenetic hypotheses on bat origins) to gauge what the
ancestral state was.
It's true there aren't any recognized flightless stem-bats, but what do you
mean by "enormous range"? Archonta is dead, including the "flying primate"
hypothesis, and the sister-group relationship of Chiroptera and Zooamata
(Ferae + Perissodactyla) is supported by molecular data, including LINE
insertion sites. Have I missed something?