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Greetings DMLers,

A bit of shameless plug, but it's relevant to transitions in locomotor mode in 
birds, and therefore likely of interest to many on the list:

Dyke GJ, Wang X, Habib MB, 2011 Fossil Plotopterid Seabirds from the 
Eo-Oligocene of the Olympic Peninsula (Washington State, USA): Descriptions and 
Functional Morphology. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025672

Here is the link: 

The paper includes a relatively simple biomechanical analysis of plotopterid 
long bone geometry, and considers ramifications for locomotion.


--Mike H.

Michael Habib
Assistant Professor of Biology
Chatham University
Woodland Road, Pittsburgh PA  15232
Buhl Hall, Room 226A
(443) 280-0181