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Re: flights of fancy (or "I'm brave, but I'm chicken****")



In a message dated 95-12-06 13:41:12 EST, rowe@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
(Mickey Rowe) writes:

>Thus you can't determine based on the evidence we've
>been talking about whether a) _Archaeopteryx_ took that forelimb and
>added feathers to it so that it could fly, or b) whether that shared
>forelimb had feathers (and other adaptations) which _Deinonychus_
>either shed or just didn't use for flight.
>
>

The complex structure of the flight feathers of _Archaeopteryx_ practically
guarantees that the feathers were there well before either _Archaeopteryx_ or
_Deinonychus_.