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Re: Did dinosaur wings evolve for breeding display?
I'm not sure Longisquama has any bearing at all; the only possible use
of it would be to explore convergent evolution, but since we don't know
for sure that the structures actually go to Longisquama, and if they do
we aren't sure what they are used for, they really can't tell us
anything about the origin of theropod wings.
That's not to say that Longisquama and it's odd (apparent) dermal
structures aren't interesting in their own right, they just can't
inform us about dinosaur wings when we can't even constrain their
presence and distribution, let alone development or function (if any).
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From: Roberto Takata <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:04 pm
Subject: Re: Did dinosaur wings evolve for breeding display?
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:49 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
As I've pointed out before "aerodynamic" is not synonymous with
There is the _Longisquama_ too...