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Re: flights of fancy (or "I'm brave, but I'm chicken****")



In a message dated 95-12-07 15:40:08 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.ATTGIS.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

>It is not hard to see something not too different from Compsognathus
>clambering about in trees, or bushes, using its arms to assist in
>climbing. In fact, I do not see why Compsognathus itself couldn't have
>been arboreal, except for the putative lack of trees in the Solnhofen
>area at the time.
>
>

In fact, this may be why Compy's forelimbs were so short, relative to the
hind limbs of course. It just used them for grabbing and snatching, not for
climbing.