Soaring styles of extinct giant birds and pterosaurs

@article{Goto2020SoaringSO,
  title={Soaring styles of extinct giant birds and pterosaurs},
  author={Yusuke Goto and Ken Yoda and Henri Weimerskirch and Katsufumi Sato},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
The largest extinct volant birds (Pelagornis sandersi and Argentavis magnificens) and pterosaurs (Pteranodon and Quetzalcoatlus) are thought to have used wind-dependent soaring flight, similar to modern large birds. There are two types of soaring: thermal soaring, used by condors and frigatebirds, which involves the use of updrafts to ascend and then glide horizontally over the land or the sea; and dynamic soaring, used by albatrosses, which involves the use of wind speed differences with… Expand

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