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RE: sailing of spinosaurs & sauropods? Not so good...





> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Flight capablities of Archie & Confucius? Not so good...
>
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM, David Marjanovic
> wrote:
>>
>> Erik Boehm wrote:
>>
>>> Some sort of land sail wings? I am not aware of any terrestrial
>>> animal that uses wind power to get around like people do in land
>>> sailing races out on dry lakebeds in the desert, or kite surfers with
>>> skateboards on land.
>>
>> Wouldn't that require a vertical sail instead of horizontal wings?
>
> The Spinosaurus/Rebbachisaurus/Ouranosaurus convergence explained! :D
 
> Everyone knows that parsimony should be used except in cases of gliding 
> spinosaurs. ;-)

coolness is no excuse to ignore parsimony.
 
(and there's a difference between gliding spinosaurs and sailing spinosaurs - I 
think.  I could be wrong)
 
 either way, when the PDF comes out, could someone send a copy to me, please?
 
 
                                          
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