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Re: Raptors climbing trees?



Dustin,
It has been suggested that deinonychosaurs had some flight ability and perhaps employed WAIR (Wing-Assisted Incline Running) like some extant ground living birds that nest in trees like turkeys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDQlCmFcdM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNxt_-f9dmw&feature=related

On 3/04/2008 10:03:52 AM, Dustin Mendus (mendus.dustin@gmail.com) wrote:
> Is there any likelihood of Velociraptor, Utahraptor, or Deinonychus being
> able to climb trees? Using their back claws like hooks into the tree, and
> moving upward? It seemed quite likely with the Jurassic Park depiction of
> Deinonychus(though the wrists are wrong...), but, is it possible at all
> with
> the real thing? Utahraptor or Deinonychus in particular, really.
>
> Dustin Mendus
>
>
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