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RE: L'origine et l'évolution des oiseaux, with a

Brad McFeeters wrote:

> Longisquama and Sharovipteryx are "terrestrial
> predators that were fleet-footed hunters" now?

Yes, how "terrestrial" and "fleet-footed" could _Sharovipteryx_ be with a long 
membrane stretched across the length of its leg...?  Give this a try David: 
strap a pair of kites to your legs, and see how fast you can run.

As for _Longisquama_, it's not easy to gauge its cursorial abilities, because 
the hindlimbs are not preserved.

David Peters wrote:

> Ironic on so many levels.

Sorry David; I guess it's too subtle for me.  How is it "ironic"?