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Re: Pterosaur morphological evolution
On 6 July 2011 19:05, Habib, Michael <MHabib@chatham.edu> wrote:
> Looks to be a very interesting paper! Pretty impressive for a Masters Thesis
> project, too.
Yes, it's a model example of how a good Masters should turn out.
> My only disappointment was the caption of the press release labeling
> Quetzalcoatlus as "probably flightless" - considering that Mark Witton and I
> wrote an entire PLoS ONE manuscript debunking this idea (more or less), it
> was a bit annoying. But so it goes.
This image is in the paper itself, too -- and the caption again says
that Quetz was probably flightless. Odd, since the only mention of
flightlessness in the body of the text says that no flightless
pterosaurs are known.