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Re: SV: Floating pterosaurs
Agreed. That's my thinking as well.
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From: "Mike Habib" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: SV: Floating pterosaurs
That would presume that pterosaurs used an avian-style launch, which
is doubtful. Granted, I'm a little biased on this issue, having
published a paper on it, but Jim and I also have a rather substantial
amount of data to back it up. So, while I agree that a larger
pterosaur would have trouble launching from the water in the manner of
a large living seabird, I also suggest that they did not have to,
using alternative modes of launch, instead.