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Re: Floating pterosaurs

It seems probable that pterosaurs would use a burst launch from the water rather than 'running' on it. The latter would presume avian style launch mechanics, which seem unlikely and ill-suited for pterosaurs.

----- Original Message ----- From: "B tH" <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 12:24 PM
Subject: 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?