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Re: Confuciusornis feather length and flight mode



> How does the Nudds and Dyke 2010
> paper on rachis diameters "ultimately"  derive from the
> Senter paper on humeral mobility?

I was referring to the general idea that _Confuciusornis_ was not (fully) 
capable of self-powered flight, and specifically the following sentence:

> >> This
> conclusion seems
> >> to be based on
> >> the conclusions of their earlier paper (and
> several other
> >> papers).

Senter's paper is one of the "several others", as you can see in Nudds et al. 
2010.


Regards,

Eike