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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopter
> I would expect their tail to be capable of producing
> substantial command
> authority that would impact their mainstay mode.
> > This is very interesting to note, because their caudal
> region is
> > essentially the only thing they have to flap with and
> not mess up their
> > mainstay mode of flight.
> > Eike
It can be tested whether they actually actively use it. I don't remember seeing
much about their flight biomechanics, it could be interesting. In any case they
seem to have evolved flight independently (though perhaps from the same
nonflying exapted ancestor as bats), so it is likely to tell us something new
in any case.