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Re: Whatever prima



Brian Franczak wrote:
> 
> This exact thought has been running through my mind as well recently. Since
> Feduccia is in print (Audubon, April 1997) as saying "How do you get one of
> these dinosaurs into a tree? They're simply not built for tree climbing." I
> have to wonder how strictly-cursorial, non-arboreal animals (Feduccia's
> dinosaurs) are convergently similar to animals that, according to
> Feduccia's reasoning, must have spent considerable time in trees? Is it
> just me, or does this line of reasoning simply not make any sense?
> 

If it's just you, then the two of us are equally comprehension-impaired.
<g>  Gray foxes are canids, about as firmly cursorial as any mammal
predator around, but they do juuuuuust fine in trees.  Well enough that
the gray fox is colloquially called the "cat fox" in some parts of the
USA.   

-- JSW