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Flight (fwd)

Forwarded message:
> Why wouldn't archaeopteryx (and its close ancestors) have a lifestyle similar
> to that of other small theropods? And if it did share that lifestyle, what
> advantage is there in flight?

Maybe they were taking over some of the roles of the pterosaurs,
as airborne predators. That would explain the teeth.


> What was the motivating force behind the evolution of avian characteristics? 
> Any thoughts on my ramblings will be greatly appreciated.
> Bill Barbour
> Assistant Education Curator
> Natural Science Center of Greensboro

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