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Re: Flightless pterosaur question:
Of course, but that's the easy answer. Some flightless birds do not have
absurdly short wings.
What's the threshold for flight/flightlessness?
Could it be found in the pectoral girdle, rather than the wings?
Witness the Kagu:
"The wings are not reduced in size like some other flightless birds, but they
lack the musculature for flight."
--- On Wed, 3/24/10, Saint Abyssal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Absurdly short or gracile flight
> > If flightless birds keep their wings,
> > how will we know (or what threshold will they cross)
> > tells us a pterosaur just can't fly?
> > Any predictions?
> > David Peters
> > email@example.com