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Re: Feeding of Archaeopteyx
>Archaeopteryx, on the other hand, seems to lack any such special adaptation=
>(subject to a palaeontologist telling me otherwise). Although I don't like
>to speculate, my own imagined view of Archie is as a generalist feeder, sor=
>of a cross between a chachalaca and a crow or jay. I can certainly imagin=
>it scavenging or foraging along the shoreline.
IDEA FLASH! Could this be archy's niche: a scavenger role? This could=
explain the origin of flight in these animals; since a scavenger is going=
to need to cover it's territory with relative efficiency, so flight evolves=
so it can cover these long distances easily. What do the dino-pros think? =
Was archy designed for this type of role?
Q. What gastropod is a constant skeptic?