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Re: prolacertiformes as arboreal leapers,.



In a message dated 3/18/01 11:09:50 AM EST, david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:

<< BTW, there seems to be confusion about "scansorial" -- AFAIK this refers
 strictly to climbing on tree trunks (not limbs), so woodpeckers and
 squirrels are to a certain degree scansorial. >>

Here is dictionary definition of >scansorial<:

"1. capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, 
lizards, etc.
2. habitually climbing, as a woodpecker."

Says nothing about limbs versus trunks. Also note use of woodpecker as 
>example< of scansorial animal.