from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hyperphalangism.


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  • Stuff such as the hyperphalangy and polydactyly that evolved in the limbs of some lineages, the well-known story of how soft-tissue-bearing specimens were first discovered, and all that data from Holzmaden (and other places) on ichthyosaur birth and babies.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Furthermore, some underwater fliers (e.g., sealions) do not exhibit hyperphalangy.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • So there is no clear correlation between hyperphalangy and flight.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no


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