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Re: BAAD BCF



In a message dated 95-12-01 12:55:15 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
writes:

>Bird wings would not have been capable of even limited flight without
>feathers or protofeathers.  As such, these must have been extant in the
>immediate ancestors of birds, for whatever function, and exapted into use as
>flight mechanisms.
>
>

Absolutely right. Even flight feathers that are too short--let alone
absent--can seriously compromise flying ability in the heavier birds.