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Comments on Archaeopteryx-Anchiornis paper
From: Ben Creisler
A short paper in Current Biology accompanying the recent paper on the
wing feather arrangements in Archaeopteryx and Anchiornis:
Xing Xu (2012)
Evolution: Taking Wing with Weak Feathers.
Current Biology 22(23): R992–R994
Scientists long thought they knew what the wings of early birds looked
like. But new reconstructions of Archaeopteryx and its kin suggest
quite different feather arrangements on their wings with profound
implications for the evolution of flight.