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Re: Hone and Benton 2007 (their second paper)

Scott Hartman wrote:

Or, since it shows no arborreal adaptations, would it be more parsimonious to assume it didn't take off, period?

Depends what you mean by "arboreal"? Are you saying that _Archaeopteryx_ was not arboreal because it lacked perching adaptations?

In a previous post, Jim Cunningham stated that goats were arboreal because they can climb trees. But what goats do is hook their hooves over branches and clamber up the tree (not very elegantly). However, goats do not habitually climb trees and they show no specific adaptations to either scansoriality or arboreality.



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