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



Scott Selberg wrote:



> I disagree that small "raptors" weren't decent perchers.The sickle claw could 
> dig into the>front< of a 
> branch, the animal sits down and viola! 


Anything is possible, I suppose.  It all depends how readily an enlarged, 
hyperextensible claw specialized for predation could be co-opted for grasping 
branches.  Personally, I think it's a stretch.


Cheers

Tim
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