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Re: Carniadactylus paper and pterosaur ontogeny



As one possible example of this, there are currently no described differences between Q species and Q northropi that are diagnostic for seperate species. In addition, the known bones of the two wings scale up anisometrically with structurally significant and very substantial differences in long bone relative length ratios.
JimC

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Habib" <habib@jhmi.edu>

It's also worth noting that for pterosaurs to be flighted at small size and retain flight ability through growth, they cannot grow isometrically.

Cheers,

--Mike