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RE: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
Jonas Weselake-George wrote:
> It should still be able to use the wing claws as hooks (either on bark or
Yes, that's essentially what Campbell argues: that the claws of _Archaeopteryx_
were used as "grappling hooks".
> For the last approach one would think that wing assisted incline running (a
> la Dial & Bundel) would be very useful. It would seem some mosaic synthesis
> of the two competing views looks more inevitable every day.
Yes, I agree with you here. The old "trees-down" versus "ground-up" argument
is counterproductive. It's a shame that some papers (including some very
recent ones) still cling to this artificial dichotomy.
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