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RE: flying Archie
Ian Paulsen wrote:
OK, if Archie could fly what modern bird would it resemble in flight?
No modern bird at all. That's the point Jim and I are making.
Although some entomologists have hypothesized that certain modern hexapods
exhibit behaviors that might be analogous to the incipient stages of insect
flight (e.g., gliding lepismatids, surface-skimming stoneflies); and bats
are thought by some researchers to have evolved from dermopteran-like
ancestors (though maybe not the Dermoptera iself); there's no such analogs
for early birds in the modern world.