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Re: Velociraptor scavenged azhdarchid pterosaur

On Mar 4, 2012, at 7:37 AM, Mark Witton wrote:

> A 9 kg mass was deduced using the dataset from Witton 2008, I believe, with a 
> 3 m span Zhejiangopterus as a model. The paper does suggest a 3 m span for 
> the pterosaur, so I'm fairly happy with that mass estimate myself (though I 
> don't consider my work the last word on this at all, of course: there's still 
> a lot to be done on pterosaur mass).

Ah, I stand corrected on the mass, in that case - for some reason I recalled it 
being a larger span.  That also would significantly alter my prior skepticism 
regarding predation.



Michael Habib
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