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Re: Pterosaur in water
A couple of comments inserted.
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From: "David Peters" <email@example.com>
Subject: re: Pterosaur in water
Wings folded and hollow they would float like pontoons with the pterosaur
between them also unable to sink IMHO.
Legs also spread laterally.
Perhaps. Part of the time.
Lifting the wings into the air would sink the pterosaur slightly IMHO,
but passing breezes would lift it.
For most pterosaurs, would take a lot more than a breeze to passively lift
it to any great extent..
IF no passing breezes, why did the pterosaur settle on the surface to
I don't follow that line of thought at all. What do breezes have to do with
The hyperelongated metacarpals of nyctosaurs, pteranodons, etc. might
have been part of the balancing act, keeping the center of balance at all
And even azhdarchids, though I don't think of them as effective swimmers.