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RE: origin of bats/reply 2 to TMK

Patrick Norton wrote:

> Once
> pre-avian cursorial maniraptorans reached the stage of evolving a
> thrust-producing flight stroke, I don't see how you could keep them out of
> the trees, given the advantages trees offer in terms of evading ground
> predators, 

Given the size of many of these ground predators, and to borrow a quote from 
Jurassic Park (Lost World)...

"Actually, it would put them at very convenient biting height. .."


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