Well if I were to guess like you evos do I'd say arch and anything like it are extinct species.
Lawrence Witmer from Ohio university states that with archaeopteryx dethroned from its iconic status of earliest bird, more recently discovered fossils, including epidexipteryx, jeholornis and sapeornis, become candidates for the world’s oldest bird. However, as the authors freely admit, finding some new proto-bird fossil could again change the avian family tree and restore Archaeopteryx’s premier status.
Indeed because modern birds were already around by the end of the Devonian and we have some evidence of them being around 212mya arch is no bird.
Archaeopteryx does not have a reversed hallux, the signature of a modern bird. It is therefore clear to me that it is not a bird, at least.
How about you? From the looks of the article above you evos aren't clear about anything....except you are desperate for deformed theropods.
What do you think Archaeopteryx is? A bird ancestor, aunt, sister, cousin species or none of the above??
So then you admit that it is the perfect transitional fossil. It has wings and feathers like a bird, but lacks the reversed hallux, has teeth, and has claws on the front of its wings.
Could you ask for an animal that was anymore halfway in between a dinosaur and a bird? I didn't think so.