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Re: Lemurs and Feathers

In a message dated 6/19/01 1:25:15 PM EST, david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:

<< Won't happen in a parachuter, IMHO. Any more plausible ideas? :-) >>

Never say never, particularly in paleontology and in evolutionary scenarios. 
How feathers/wings for brooding lead to a flight stroke (and not simply to 
better brooding) is quite obscure to say the least, not to mention underwater 
"flying," which would in the long run have led to all birds being like 
penguins or Hesperornis. Probably went the other way, or at best evolved in 
tandem: easier to get from flight to brooding and underwater flying than vice