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Anchiornis probably neoflightless
It does not look like the authors of the new Anchiornis paper are pushing
the idea that it was some sort of protoglider. In fact, its anatomy suggests
it was not a protoflier, but more likely was in the early stages of loss of
flight from an ancestor better developed for flight, a trend that would
become better developed in later flightless troodonts. What are these features?
Am not going to say because Iâm thinking of submitting a note (although I
discuss the basic features expected in early neoglightless dinobirds in DA).
Will tell science correspondents who are interested.