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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)



>  a high place would make perfect sense to me. In this early
> stage, the feathers would not have genrate lift or thrust,
> just a high amount of drag.

This is a reason why we can assume that asymmetric feathers (which are shaped 
thus also to alleviate the problem you mention) are not likely to be found in 
non-flyers.

Archie's remiges were those of an animal that flew ever so often.


Eike

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