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RE: New Burnham Book
Michael Mortimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> While I agree Burnham's book sounds terrible and your basic
> point stands, Mahakala itself had rather short arms.
I pictured _Mahakala_ as possibly using its short wings to help brake its fall
when descending from trees to the ground - more parachuting than gliding, I
guess. Much like the modern kakapo, which also has short wings.
> Thus I doubt it was gliding, though there are other taxa
> like Hesperonychus that could fit the bill.
Yep, definitely. Further, _Hesperonychus_ documents the presence of
microraptorines in the Late Cretaceous. So they weren't just a flash in the