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Re: Pelagornis chilensis



Huh. Has the wingspan of _Argentavis_ been downgraded?

Pretty cool all the same. 


--- On Wed, 9/15/10, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
> Subject: Pelagornis chilensis
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 8:32 PM
> "Prehistoric bird sets wingspan
> record"
> ABC News Australia
> 
> 
> Researchers have found the remains of what they believe was
> an enormous bony-toothed bird with 
> the largest wingspan ever recorded [5m].
> 
> Soaring the Chilean skies several million years ago, its
> wingspan would have been at least 5 
> metres.
> 
> The measurement is based on well preserved wing bones from
> the newly named bird species, 
> Pelagornis chilensis...
> 
> More at:
> http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/09/16/3013480.htm
> 
> 
> 
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