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Re: Origin of Birds-arboreal biped
On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Stanley Friesen wrote:
> 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.
"Mouse-sized"? Wasn't it nearly a meter long? That's one big mouse!
That's still a decent size for arboreality, I guess. It had really long
--T. Mike Keesey
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