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Re: Status of _Caudipteryx_



Eric Lurio (at ELurio@aol.com) wrote:

<Not neccessarily. The so-called "flying lemurs" are primitively
flightless, and I've read that they may be closely related to fruit
bats.>

  There is no such thing as a primitively or "primarily" flightless
organism, because no animal trends towards a state with the intent to
reach it, such as the ability to fly. Appling a possible conclusion
doesn't mean the a posteriori conclusion applies to an organism. Okay
... dinosaurs are not primarily flightless, and no dinosaur will be,
even birds.

  End rant,

=====
Jaime A. Headden

  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhr-gen-ti-na
  Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!

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