The wing of Archaeopteryx as a primary thrust generator

@article{Burgers1999TheWO,
  title={The wing of Archaeopteryx as a primary thrust generator},
  author={Phillip Burgers and Luis M Chiappe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={399},
  pages={60-62}
}
Since the late 1800s, the debate on the origin of flight in birds has centred around two antagonistic theories: the arboreal (take-off from trees) and cursorial (take-off from running) models. Despite broad acceptance of the idea that birds evolved from bipedal and predominantly terrestrial maniraptoriform dinosaurs,, the cursorial model of flight origins has been less successful than the arboreal model. Three issues have contributed to this lack of success: the gap between the estimated… Expand

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