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re: Pterosaur Track Show Bird-Like Landing

Pterosaur tracks show it touched down like a bird New Scientist - 19 August 2009 by Colin Barras More at: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17633-pterosaur-tracks-show-it-touched-down-like-a- bird.html

Dr. Padian had me create a short GIF movie showing how this was done, which he showed as part of his presented abstract. This is available on request. I don't think any 4-point touchdown has been envisioned yet for pterosaurs, but there's one here for bats
And here's the complementary 2-point landing, both inverted
and then there's the swimming stroke

Those darn bats!

David Peters
St. Louis