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Re: Flightly PaleoWorld

In a message dated 95-11-21 01:49:47 EST, GSP1954@aol.com writes:

>Martin also said that theropods like Deinonychus were too deep bodied and
>to climb, and lacked a reversable toe to grasp branches with. Tell that to a
>leopard, which is as big as the dromaeosaur, deep bodied, and has no hallux
>at all! Chimps are also big and they hunt monkeys in the trees! Of course,
>Martin's assertion was irrelevant arm waving. The theropods ancestoral to
>birds were probably wee little Jurassic forms.  

The idea of Deinonychus-size theropods climbing into trees and thereby
evolving the ability to fly is not just wrong, it's ludicrous.