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Re: More Holtz on the origin of birds
> In a message dated 95-12-07 12:10:26 EST, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
> >One branch of this clade, composed of the smaller members, were
> >scansorial predators. This lineage includes Archaeopteryx. ...
> Methinks the step from grapple-and-slash to flight was way too radical for
> this scenario. Where do the feathers come in?
Note the word *scansorial* here, flight came from branch-to-branch
Feathers may have started as insulation (in a more hair-like form).
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