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What if they were used for camouflage. I know that's not the point of the picture, but it seems kinda plausible, at least more so than it as a bird ancestor of birds, or pterosaurs
I dunno, the back-thingies never looked too leafish, for lack of a better term, and if it was a fern, wouldn't the stem or some other part have stuck out from under the lizard beyond these fronds?
That's an interesting concept regarding a possible purpose for the growths on Longisquama's back, even if it wasn't intended that way - if a predator got too close, Longisquama could flatten the growths out to serve as camouflage against the leaves...