Evolution of Vertebrate Flight
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This paper examines theories related to the evolution of vertebrate flight--the arboreal and the cursorial theories--and explains how they are assumed to have led to flight, as well as why scientists disagree about their validity.
From the Paper:"Flight in the animal kingdom takes place when an animal flaps its wings and thus creates aerodynamic forces that enable it to soar through the air. The evolution of vertebrate flight is in many respects a black box. Studying vertebrate flight after the fact requires scientists to make educated guesses about how and why flight developed. The only data with which modern scientists have to work is the fossil record so scientists must fill in the gaps by hypothesizing how today's flying..."
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Evolution of Vertebrate Flight (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/evolution-of-vertebrate-flight-125325/
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