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RE: origin of bats/suspect trees?
>> While David is correct in averring that manatees has rounded, oblate ribs,
>> argument arose through comparative suites of features. There were comments
>> were brought up about correlative features, such as elongated
>> forelimbs/elongated hindlimbs, elongated metatarsals and an elongated
>> heel. Lower down I mention teeth, and this is even more securely true, and I
>> even mentioned sloths as an example of this, despite their differences.
> Jaime, you can name teeth. Dorsal fins. Unguals. All good and worthy, but you
> must put them all together and test them as a whole. When you do, you'll see.
> And I know I'm preaching to the choir.
I think you mean "and then I'll be preaching to the choir." future tense is
tricky, I know....but until you publish, its the only one available.
> But do bats have the pedal proportions equivalent to the manual proportions
> of brachiators such as gibbons? I can't recall at present. But then bats are
> passive inverts. Like sloths they let their claws do the work.
no, bats let their foot muscles and toe muscles do the work.
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