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Re: Greg Paul is right (again); or "Archie's not a birdy"
Roberto Takata <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> member of Aves makes an animal a "bird", and therefore gives rise to
>> the assumption that they possessed behaviors that we associate with
>> extant birds, but which have little or no supporting evidence - such
>> as powered flight or perching.
> Well, most extant palaeognathans do not fly neither perch.
_Archaeopteryx_ had large wings, and (based on preserved position)
what appeared to be a reversed hallux. So _Archaeopteryx_'s
morphology invited comparisons with modern flighted birds more so than
with flightless ones such as ratites.