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Re: flying Archie
James R. Cunningham wrote:
It's not energetically 'cheaper',
I meant metabolically cheaper, with a lower respiration rate and calorific
demand (for example).
but it ain't bad either.
Yes, the _Archaeopteryx_-style flight mode must have been adaptively
advantageous in order for it to get off the ground (so to speak). I'm sure
you'd agree, but I don't like thinking of _Archaeopteryx_ flight as
'inferior' to modern avian flight - just different in certain important
ways, and possibly ancestral to the way our modern feathered friends do