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Re: More questions about birdies....
I think the general response of most people on the list when I asked
this earlier was that Archie had wings rather like a modern pigeon,
making him a rather indifferent flier over any great haul. He was
built for spot-to-spot flight, rather than acrobatics or distance.
>1) An aerodynamic wing (preferably two!) and body
>>It may turn out that Archaeopterix (since we're most likely talking about this
>>one anyway) had a more advanced wing than anyone has anticipated. Has anyone
>>noticed that all the specimens of Archy have the arm bones bent at a sharp
>>angle? Modern birds have the same morphology. It may be interesting to take
>>a d etailed look, and compare the wings of Archy to a modern bird.