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Re: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK
That's a pretty safe assumption, based on the analyses done to date.<<
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. Archie may well have
flown, but if so not in a manner very similar to crown group birds.
Thanks. I'm aware of the recent published works and the constraints. You
seem to agree, however, that Archie "may well have flown". My opinion is
that it did fly, although probably not very well at least as compared to
modern birds. But the fact that it had some rudimentary flight capabilities
is, as you seem to agree, is not much in question.