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 =====Flight===== =====Flight=====
-Flying recoms -- birds and bats -- are usually small. The maximum size for them is about the size of the average human, and most are smaller. Small flyers have a great advantage in the air. On planets with more Earth-like gravity (Like Annyrion at .86 g and Jalan at 2/3 g), human-sized birds and bats cannot fly, though they may be able to begin gliding at (dangerously) high speeds. The ratio of their wing muscles to their body weight just isn't enough for full flight. On lower gravity worlds such as Amazon (2/5 g), Mars (1/3 g), or Luna (1/6 g) it is somewhat easier to fly, though large wing areas are still needed to have a reasonable wing loading. The poorest fliers are recoms who gained wings from mutations ​or embryonic gene manipulation,​ such as winged felines or canids. Their body structure does not have musculature adapted to flight.+Flying recoms -- birds and bats -- are usually small. The maximum size for them is about the size of the average human, and most are smaller. Small flyers have a great advantage in the air. On planets with more Earth-like gravity (Like Annyrion at .86 g and Jalan at 2/3 g), human-sized birds and bats cannot fly, though they may be able to begin gliding at (dangerously) high speeds. The ratio of their wing muscles to their body weight just isn't enough for full flight. On lower gravity worlds such as Amazon (2/5 g), Mars (1/3 g), or Luna (1/6 g) it is somewhat easier to fly, though large wing areas are still needed to have a reasonable wing loading. The poorest fliers are recoms who gained wings from an accidentally resurfacing trait or embryonic gene manipulation,​ such as winged felines or canids. Their body structure does not have musculature adapted to flight.
  
 =====Taurs===== =====Taurs=====
 Because of their build and the way their mass is distributed,​ taurs usually have shorter stature but higher mass than typical recoms. For example, the average chakat stands 5'​4"​ (1.6m) tall, but masses a hefty 440 pounds (175 Kg)! Despite their mass, taurs rarely develop problems with their feet on full-gravity worlds, since the mass is divided over twice as many legs. Because of their build and the way their mass is distributed,​ taurs usually have shorter stature but higher mass than typical recoms. For example, the average chakat stands 5'​4"​ (1.6m) tall, but masses a hefty 440 pounds (175 Kg)! Despite their mass, taurs rarely develop problems with their feet on full-gravity worlds, since the mass is divided over twice as many legs.
  
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