from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the patagium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a patagium: as, the patagial expansion of the integument.


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  • The recent discussion about pterosaur patagia inspired this simple, but I think effective, visual representation of many possibilities for patagial ? configurations.

    Life's Time Capsule: Pterosaur Gallery

  • While this pterosaur is incomplete, the patagial edge is continuous, smoothly concave, and grades neatly into the side of the tarsus (see images above: click on them for larger versions).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Claims that the patagial margins preserved in the fossil actually represent cracks are utterly unconvincing.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Perhaps because it appears to have reasonable and easily understood character support and is exciting in contending that a complex and strongly modified bit of morphology – namely the bat wing, with its bizarre elongated fingers and patagial membranes – evolved independently more than once.

    We flightless primates


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