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Tangle
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Message 1 of 4 (836125)
07-10-2018 5:17 PM


..have bladders.

No other birds have bladders 'cos if you fly you don't want to carry a bottle of heavy liquid around. But if you don't..... God is damn clever. So what about emus?


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Message 2 of 4 (836126)
07-10-2018 6:18 PM
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From what I can find, ostriches and emu do not have bladders, although there do seem to be some folks online saying that they do.

Not a subject that I have ever cared about, but what is your point?


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Message 3 of 4 (836133)
07-11-2018 4:51 AM
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07-10-2018 6:18 PM


NoNukes writes:

Not a subject that I have ever cared about, but what is your point?

I'm seeing contradictory evidence too.

My preconception is that ostriches evolved from flighted birds so I'd expect them to have the same urinary structures. The development of a bladder and all the mechanisms that go with it is non-trivial - so if true, it's rather amazing.

However, birds descended from reptiles and apparently some reptiles do have bladders so maybe the answer is parallel development.


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07-11-2018 7:42 AM
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Would that explain why you can't hear the Pterodactyl pee?

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