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Re: Terrestriality is a bias




Just a thought, but is it possible, that some troodontids and/or dromaeosaurids could have been arboreal...you figure that those claws could have been useful for digging into bark and climbing, not just killing. I don't think that this would even cause a blunting of these claws. If you look at modern felines, most have very sharp claws, and cats are known to be climbers. I know this isn't very easily testable, but I just thought I'd throw it out here.
Peace,
Rob
(Yes, I am new to the list)


From: Dinogeorge@aol.com
Reply-To: Dinogeorge@aol.com
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Terrestriality is a bias
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 17:43:11 EDT

In a message dated 6/9/00 4:31:42 PM EST, dannj@alphalink.com.au writes:

<< Personally I don't think there were any ARBOREAL theropod species. >>

There are >at least< 3000 (my estimate, probably on the low side) species of
modern birds that nest and roost in trees that qualify as arboreal theropods.

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