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RE: Another example of narrow chord pterosaur wing on the 'net





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> Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:59:49 -0500
> From: davidpeters@att.net
> To: habib@jhmi.edu
> CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Another example of narrow chord pterosaur wing on the 'net
>
>>> Comes down to two pertinent replies. The rest is confusion:
>>
>> Sigh. What I'm saying is that the specimen is not clear - it does not 
>> provide much useful information on the inboard wing. I am arguing for 
>> uncertainty, not a specific alternative. I have provided possible wing 
>> configurations in the past, and consider them plausible, but they are just a 
>> few plausible attachments among many. I have seen the specimen; I disagree 
>> that it is clear or useful for answering the question of wing attachment. 
>> Not sure what "counteracting evidence" you want - even the blurry photo you 
>> provided indicates that the inboard wing is largely missing.
>
> Not missing, per se, just over the torso.
 
and you can tell what's torso skin, what's wing skin, what's bacteria film, and 
what's something else?
 
 
>>
>> That said, I do agree that the turn to the hind limb - wherever it turned to 
>> - was probably quite sharp. I expect this because the wing was narrow at 
>> least to the elbow,
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>
> whoa, whoa, if the wing was narrow to the elbow, then why are we arguing?
 
 either over details, or past one another.

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> David
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