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Re: Asteroid impact finally confirmed?

From: Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU>
 >      How absolutely vital are alulas for precise landings on branches?
 > Chiappe says that since _Archaeopteryx_ didn't have an alula, it must
 > of have landed on the ground.  ...
Well, I suppose I had better tell the flying squirrels they cannot
land in trees.

Or, more seriously, I doubt it is that vital, it seems more likely to
be of the nature of an optimization instead.  Too many gliders and
flyers and jumpers lack anything comparable.

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