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Re: Origin of Birds-arboreal biped
In a message dated 97-12-17 05:37:13 EST, email@example.com writes:
<< > Their
>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).>>
About a month ago while walking our dog in San Diego's Balboa Park, we watched
a >lizard< do exactly this: run up a tree without even slowing down. Such were
surely the ultimate predecessors of birds.