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(Science News Magazine)   As if raptors weren't scary enough, turns out they could fly as well   (sciencenews.org) divider line 6
    More: Cool, hind limbs, flight controls, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, northeastern China, Microraptor, vector field reconstruction, radius, rear wings  
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2012-10-24 09:50:18 AM  
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Hey has anyone posted this yet?

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2012-10-24 09:37:12 AM  
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2012-10-23 10:40:57 PM  
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The good news is they weren't so big as we think of them. Chicken sized, if I remember right. The bad news is that they dropped onto their prey from trees.

/Small mammals were their prey.
2012-10-23 05:51:51 PM  
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2012-10-23 05:46:32 PM  
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I know a lot of people are mad that it turns out that these badass scaly lizards actually looked more like giant chickens, but to me, that just makes them MORE terrifying.

Winged hind legs? shiat, that is horrifying, and means you're not safe ANYWHERE!
2012-10-23 05:37:10 PM  
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FYI, raptors still fly. Quite effectively.
 
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