Crest Function

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Nyctosaurus - Biology - Crest Function
... Of those, one is juvenile and does not possess a crest (specimen FMNH P 25026), and two are more mature and may show signs of having had a crest but ... (KJ1 and KJ2) described in 2003, however, preserved an enormous double-pronged crest ... A few scientists had initially hypothesized that this crest, which resembles an enormous antler, may have supported a skin "headsail" used for stability in flight ...

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