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Re: Climbing dromaeosaurs?
> From: Larry Dunn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Well, has anyone published anything suggesting this hypothesis? If
> so, could someone point me to a source and, ideally, give a summary?
I'll give you a couple of sources to look into. Jaime A. Headden depicts a
climbing dromaeosaur at his Qilong web site at
More to the point, Chatterjee's _The Rise of Birds_ puts this hypothesis
across in some detail, complete with vector diagrams and "climbing dromie"
In addition, I recall that someone on this list posted that there was an
extant bird with a prominent #2 ungual (apologies to Feduccia on the
number) which made use of this claw in scaling tree trunks. Was it a
cassowary or a seriema? Could someone please reiterate the claim?
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