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Re: Microraptor hanqingi, new species from China.
On 5/24/2012 11:08 AM, Scott Hartman wrote:
I think that's eminently reasonable Don - the question now is when did
the transition start to happen, and on that I think there will still
be a bit of disagreement, but perhaps it would make for a more
Passive gliding to power flapping, or the fully 'non-opposable' to
opposable hallux -- both as interpreted by various authors form the
physical record -- or do you mean the philosophical transition away from
the idea that the perching foot is an essential prerequisite to a
'tree-down' or gliding-first flight evolution scenario?
Or even the transition away the strict passive-or-active flight