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> > THey also say its claws show it could climb, probably
> about as well as
> > Microraptor.
> Which, in turn, was no more arboreal than a pigeon...
> *Epidendrosaurus/Scansoriopteryx*, however, does have two
> or three arboreal
...and (not having read the paper nor Darren's piece[*] IONO) might simply be
juvies of Epidexipteryx, or at least something very similar?
Juvies more able to dwell in trees (at least temporarily) than half-growns?
Has there ever been anything on pedomorphosis playing a role in birds becoming
(Though Rhinehart et al's SVP abstract as passed around by Jerry recently
suggests it would be rather subtle. Also, the relative limb length changes in
ontogeny absolutely does not fit. How good a test case _Coelophysis_ is for
proto- or very basal birds becoming more arboreal is very arguable though.)