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Re: Floating pterosaurs

Birds (avian-dinos?) have more flexible feet and
some seem to use them to 'run on the water' during
take-off ... looking at pictures of pterosaurs it 
would seem that they wouldn't have had this advantage,
would they?

--- On Mon, 7/6/09, jrc <jrccea@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Preliminary calculations indicate
> that pterosaurs could have taken off from fresh water
> without significant difficulty, at least up the midrange
> sizes (5 to 7 meters span).  Larger ones may have been
> able to do so as well --  haven't looked at them
> yet.  Taking off from salt water would be easier.
> JimC