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Re: Pteroid Ptrouble

David Peters wrote:

Hopefully he's not still 'bent' on that anteriorly-oriented pteroid configuration idea, even if it was attached at the proximal syncarpal. Just say it ain't so...

Dave U. still proposes that the pteroid could move into an anterior-facing position during landing, launch, and other high-CL maneuvers. I still doubt this for a few reasons, not the least being that I suspect catastrophic buckling would occur species if the pteroid were placed in that position, for many species. This is hypothesis is quite testable, of course, and Dave U. and I talked about gathering the required data at the meeting. Should be pretty easy, actually.

It was great to see many of you at SVP. Safe adventures to all, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Bristol.



Michael Habib, M.S. PhD. Candidate Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 1830 E. Monument Street Baltimore, MD 21205 (443) 280 0181 habib@jhmi.edu