> Only II, not III. III is free and
lies under the feathers. This is best seen in Confuciusornis;
OK, I'll study the images I
>> And that's how I think I'll draw
dromaeosaurs and troodontids from now on.
Very clear on this
marvellous fossil - it's a big step in the knowledge of the appearence of
ventral view of the wings is especially magnificent... the restoration of the
vegetation is more magnificent than the vegetation actually was, though.
(Unless you assume Archie lived 200 km southwest from Eichstätt &
Solnhofen... and it's unknown whether the Bohemian Mass island was
maybe just as dry as the local coral islands).<
This is always the
problem in the reconstruction of species when there's no vegetal remains. And
it's always the same discussion: either _Archaeopteryx_ was rather a seaside
bird (as on HP Dan Bensen's paintings), or it was capable of perching on trees
- so you suppose there were trees on the islands; or it was perching on coral
I'm an amateur and
I'll trust what's currently thought to be the most probable - you'll excuse
me, I like large forests :)
Friendly - Luc J.
ps: the April jokes
("poissons d'avril" in French) were