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Re: The Lizard of Oz



> The little hunter doesn't require highly-specialized perching or gliding
> capabilities - just the ability to climb trees and "sit and wait" in the
> tree-tops.  Well done, Frilled lizard!
>
> I would be surprised if this behavior has never evolved in any other group
> of small predators.  Even better, if these predators could evolve
> drag-creating structures of some kind to slow down their descents and
> provide extra maneuverability while in the air...

If I have correctly understood, these lizards don't jump down from their
trees (unlike cats...) but run down the trunk, which makes the evolution of
anything involved with aerodynamics rather improbable.