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Re: "Birds Again"--R.J.Meyers
>are these fossils widely distributed or are they fairly geographically=
>localized. I can imagine organisms developing flight being subjected to=
>selective pressures of terrain, climate, topography and whatnot. Any=
>speculations of habitat? (e.g., forest vs. plain vs. hills). Seems to me=
>flight-related behaviors such as mechanics of take off (missile vs.=
airliner) >would have to take into account environment.
Good observation. From what I have read about the environment (and=
surrounding environments) of the Solnhofen Limestone where Archy is found=
(the only place it has been found to date), is that it was a near-shore=
zone, surrounded by a marshy estuary environment. These topographies tend=
to be rather flat, which would give Archy plenty of running room.
Would a Night Mare be considered a galloping pun?