Friday, October 7, 2011

Landbirds (General)

  • Landbirds (General)
    • Pterosaur (eg. Pterodactylidae/Dsungaripteroidea) eg. Nemicolopterus -->
    • Enantiornithes landbird subgroups -->
    • Modern landbird groups  (eg. Passerines, Falconiformes etc)


Modern Land Bird

Nemicolopterus also demonstrates clear adaptations of the toes and claws for grasping tree branches. Most pterosaurs are known from marine sediments, meaning that they probably caught fish in the ocean and landed on the adjacent beaches or cliffs. Nemicolopterus, on the other hand, is one of just a few known pterosaurs that lived in the continental interior, and probably hunted insects and roosted in the forest canopy.

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