Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Sat Feb 1 14:39:03 CST 2003

Ken Kinman wrote:
>  I suspect that Whiting and colleagues may simply be overestimating the probability that the first member of Phasmida was wingless.  If this assumption is wrong...

* I wonder if the fact that so little mention (=none) is made in the
press releases (which are all I've seen) about the characteristics of
the 're-evolved' wings indicate that Ken is right about this. If wings
were switched off for millions of years you'd expect that the
subsequently 're-switched on' wings would have distinctively degraded
veination, at the very least, or some other distinctive characteristics
of articulation or musculature.

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