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RE: Leaping launching pterosaurs query

> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 17:06:16 -0400
> From: tholtz@umd.edu
> To: keenir@hotmail.com
> CC: davidpeters@att.net; habib@jhmi.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Leaping launching pterosaurs query
> Anthony Docimo wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:51:00 -0500
>>> From: davidpeters@att.net
>>> To: habib@jhmi.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
>>> Subject: Leaping launching pterosaurs query
>>> Hypothetically,
>>> was wondering if we amputated the wing fingers, would we get a pterosaur
>>> able to flee or attack by bounds using principally the forelimb launch
>>> technique?
>> that's either a large mouthful of chocolate wing, or one of Gould's
>> "hopeful monsters".
> Richard Goldschmidt, not Gould. Many people confuse Goldschmidt's concept
> of "hopeful monsters" (instantaneous evolution from bizarre offspring)
> with punctuated equilibrium (in which the evolutionary change in a lineage
> is restricted to punctuation events which are <10% the total species
> duration, but are still take thousands or more years).
 my bad.
 I think my problem there, was that I encountered the term "hopeful monsters" 
in one of Gould's books, and thereafter my mind linked them.
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