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Re: Origin of Birds-arboreal biped
At 12:33 PM 12/14/97 EST, Dinogeorge wrote:
>The earliest tree-climbing archosaurs were likely scansorial animals
>and mice. I came to the BCF idea not long after watching our pet rats
>around their cages in apparent disregard of the law of gravity.
Hmm, so we have a confluence of vision here, eh.
>built for >both< running and climbing.
Do tell. _Peromyscus leucopus_ runs up trees without even slowing down.
And I believe I have seen it meadow relative, _Peromyscus maniculatus_
actually climb *grass*. (Big Bluestem is quite a robust grass).
Looking at the reconstruction of _Scleromochlus_, and knowing that it is
mouse-sized, I would not care to bet it could not climb trees, were such
available to it.
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