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Re: The all-strategies-are-equal-theory.
On Sat, 20 Apr 1996, John Bois wrote:
> Nick Pharris questions whether or not the lack of arms caused ratites to
> have a limited niche.
> The ratites are devoted to speed.
Ummm... Hold on. *Ostriches*, it is true, are built for speed. I'm not
sure about tinamous and rheas; but moas, emus, cassowaries, and kiwis are
not particularly adapted for running.
[moderator's note: speaking from experience, emus are excellent runners]
Anyway, arms served the speed-demon ornithomimids well.
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