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Flying Velociraptors in a nutshell

November 27, 2012

Suggested Microraptor gliding model. As you can see, it could appearently acquire height in it’s flight by raising the hindlimbs. Since we know Microraptor preserved the deltoideus muscle complexes, a bat-style wing stroke was possible, hence further extending the flight. Dromaeosaurs, and microraptorines in particular, were therefore truly capable of powered flight, if in a way far different from modern birds.

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