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Re: Did dinosaur wings evolve for breeding display?



On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Mark Hallett <marksabercat@yahoo.com> wrote:
> If wings evolved primarily as a display device for visual enhancement in 
> breeding, why do
> we see already functional aerodynamic structuring (i.e., unequal vane 
> proportions) in the
> wing feathers of known flying dromaeosaurs?

What is the phylogenetic position of Caudipteryx? A secondarily
flightless oviraptorosauria?

[]s,

Roberto Takata