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Re: Micropredatory Microraptorids (was Microraptor Wings (and sauropods()
- They have the potential to glide from higher trees onto passing
I think you mean parachuting here (close to vertical, drag maximized, no
lift), not gliding (almost horizontal, drag minimized, lift generated).
Given their narrow wings, I don't think microraptorians could have been
good at parachuting.
- The stiff tail could be a crucial adaptation: Allowing the animal
to rotate once jumping (assuming an upward facing posture) off of
its host and glide out of range of footfalls
Here you do mean gliding.