abby-howard: ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups…

20 Aug

abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

Yes! Thank you! I spent a summer identifying fossils in S.Africa, and The *best part* was discovering that all mammals have the same bone parts, just all different sizes due to evolution. SCIENCE!

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