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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.