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RE: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK



Scott Hartman wrote:


> I beg to differ; historically the majority of workers just assumed
> flight without testing it. Recent papers that deal with the issue are
> fairly split and point out several important constraints.>


So Scott - what do you think _Archaeopteryx_ used its wings for?


> Archie may
> well have flown, but if so not in a manner very similar to crown group
> birds.


Yes - the long bony tail with its rectricial 'frond' makes this likely.



Cheers

Tim

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