Re: AAT Questions...

28 Jul 1995 15:29:08 GMT

Ralph L Holloway ( wrote:
: Alex Duncan's request is a serious one. Please, AAH'ers, please predict
: what the postcranial morphology of the newer Ethiopian fossils (A.
: ramidus) will be like, on the basis of their retention of aquatic
: adaptations. This is a very important question and challenge. R. Holloway.

Not speaking as an AAHer, but wouldn't you expect robust limbs, given the
forces and moments you would expect to encounter in the water? I don't
think I know of any aquatic vertebrate that is particularly gracile. Even
penguins have low-drag wings. This probably can be quantified.

Harry Erwin
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