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archaeopteryx was an active flyer

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archaeopteryx was an active flyer

dennis voeten indicates the bone wall thickness of the 'chicken wing' specimen of archaeopteryx on the top computer screen for comparison against the bone walls of a primitive pterosaur on the bottom screen. a three-dimensional model of the 'chicken wing' is held up, the referred bone cross section is that of the humerus, the uppermost arm bone visible most right on the 3-d-printed model. credit: esrfthe question of whether the late jurassic dino-bird archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. valuable new information obtained with state-of-the-art synchrotron microtomography at the esrf, the european synchrotron (grenoble, france), allowed an inte...