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Re: Bat wing hairs
Hair like structures show up on a wide variety of pterosaurs, but generally not
on the wing membranes. However, anurognathids might have some hairs on the
wings themselves, based upon the wing impressions preserved with Jeholopterus.
On Jun 27, 2011, at 11:10 AM, Richard W. Travsky wrote:
> Bats use tiny hairs to sense the speed and direction of air flowing over
> their wings. This may alert them to the danger of stalling and enable them
> to perform impressive aerobatic tricks, according to a report published
> today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.
> Just out curiousity, have hair like structures been noted in any pterosaur
> (and the like) impressions?
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