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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopter





--- Sim Koning <simkoning@msn.com> schrieb am Mo, 29.9.2008:

> Von: Sim Koning <simkoning@msn.com>
> Betreff: Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopter
> An: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Datum: Montag, 29. September 2008, 6:22
> I noticed something interesting while watching the
> Documentary 'Planet Earth'. Part of the show covered
> flying lemurs, which due to lack of time, I'm not going
> to describe. So for those who aren't familiar with this
> animal >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_lemur
>  
>  What I noticed was that these animals were
> "flapping". By this I mean they were providing a
> small amount of thrust by undulating their tail up and down.
> Here is clear example of the most advanced gliding mammal in
> the world using a primitive form of flapping thrust. 

This is very interesting to note, because their caudal region is essentially 
the only thing they have to flap with and not mess up their mainstay mode of 
flight.

Eike

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