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Re: vaulting pterosaur launch, questions
Pat Norton (email@example.com) wrote:
<What is a "significant period of time?" The Wright brothers flew for 12
seconds in 1903. Not very long, but pretty significant.>
While significant historically, we can assume that flying vertebrates during
the entirety of the Jurassic in the form of pterosaurs, Archie flying anywhere
would not be substantially significant ... historically.
However, distance matters somewhat when your apparent habitat was a series of
small islands. islandhopping, if flighted, would be important as it should
indicate, somewhat, that Archie should be more prevalent than it is. Otherwise,
it was likely islandhopping by rafting, which should limit its distribution.
Archie may be a poor flier after all.
Jaime A. Headden