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Prehistoric Early Birds Flew With 4 Wings


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, birds, China, discovery, interesting, news, research, science, study, world )

Dan
- 595 days ago - nytimes.com
Scientists determined that some prehistoric birds had adopted the four-wing body plan before ditching the hind-limb feathers in favor of forelimb wings. Important in the evolution of flight, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



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Sue Matheson (72)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:14 am
interesting. thanks
 

Darren Woolsey (84)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:30 am
Fascinating, thank you!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:38 am
Very intriguing. Thank you!
 

Dot A. (133)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:42 am
I love pelicans! because they're so reminiscent of dinosauers! and remain with us to this day as a symbol of life's amazing ability to 'live long and prosper!' Looking at these four winged bird drawings gives me that same feeling,... life is constantly changing, and we can find hope even in our research of what used to be,....
 

Varcolac Veroscarius (96)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:56 am
Wow!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:59 pm
noted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 4:17 pm
It would have been great to have seen them. All life, past and present, is amazing.
 

Veronica C. (44)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:43 pm
Pretty interesting.
 

tiffany t. (148)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:52 pm
I love science!
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 3:32 am
like in J. C. "Avatar" ;)
 

Jaime A. (33)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:40 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jaime A. (33)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:40 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Julie F. (67)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:13 am
interesting
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 11:47 am
ty
 

Alan Lambert (95)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 1:18 pm
Could they also be related to the flying squirrels that splay out the hind legs to glide, or is that just an example of parallel development?
 

DSimplyAnnoying O. (191)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 8:55 pm
Fabulous and very interesting.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 11:51 am
Cool
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 6:05 pm
Very interesting.
 
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