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Re: Of course nonavian dinosaurs could fly - duh

Greg paul wrote:

>The authors of the Anchiornis paper are correct that animals with such 
>extensive foot feathers are unlikely to have been well adapted for running 
>on the ground. 

This argument is false logic. Elongate feathers on the metatarsus would be 
equally awkward in an arboreal bird as in a ground-dwelling bird.