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RE: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)



> None at all, AFAIK.  So I would argue that _Confuciusornis_
> was no better at climbing than _Archaeopteryx_ was. 
> _Changchengornis_ shows a slightly better grasping pes; but
> the idea that any confuciusornithid was particularly well
> adapted to climbing is very poorly supported anatomically.

Setting aside true arboreality for the moment - how well would they be have 
been able to use their claws as crampons for ascending trunks, rocks, whatever?


Eike

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