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RE: Flightless pterosaur question:

> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:33:14 -0700
> From: davidpeters@att.net
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Flightless pterosaur question:
> If flightless birds keep their wings, how will we know (or what threshold 
> will they cross) that tells us a pterosaur just can't fly?
> Any predictions?
 heavily-taloned hind limbs that curl over the shoulder so their toothy blind 
faces can grab their prey and -
wait, that's a flightless bat; my bad.
seriously, flightless birds exist in a spectrum - some have fully-formed wings, 
and others have no wing bones at all (kiwi?)...pterosaurs may exist similarly, 
if at all.
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