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Re: [dinosaur] Review of Bois & Mullin (2017)

> Somehow I was unaware that Messelornis was flightless! I've read an offhanded 
> mention of it as flightless from a 2010 paper by Larry Martin, but Mayr's 
> Paleogene Fossil Birds claims it had "only moderate" flight capabilities 
> (citing a German publication from 1990 by Hesse), suggesting it was not 
> entirely incapable of flight.

Oh! That explains a few things. Trust Mayr, not me! He has worked on the 
specimens, I haven't even read his book.