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Re: New bird /pterosaur flight paper in PLoS ONE



That's possible, but the muscle attachments, path lengths, and volumes are sufficient to power the animals in flight and launch, so would be quite useful for flight.
JimC


----- Original Message ----- From: "Augusto Haro" <augustoharo@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: New bird /pterosaur flight paper in PLoS ONE



I also think that all flight
specializations may be just explained by descent from volant
ancestors, and not usefulness in the actual giant.