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Pterosaurs could fly in a different atmosphere?

Posted by Wyoming84 on 01 May 2009 at 17:48 GMT

The authors seem to have not considered the effects on Pterosaur flight in an atmoshphere that likely contained more oxygen and carbon dioxide, providing more lift for their flapping wings. The Mesozoic atmosphere was not exactly like the present as the ancient world was experiencing a global greenhouse during this time.

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RE: Pterosaurs could fly in a different atmosphere?

katsu replied to Wyoming84 on 08 May 2009 at 09:41 GMT

We indicated possibilities of changes in environmental factors over geological time (P4 R61-64). I am very glad if you indicate information source of the Mesozoic atmosphere. How much oxygen and carbon dioxide were contained? How much the air density at that time?

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