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Re: Deinonychus claw use and origin of flapping
Anthony Docimo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> so you don't think dinosaurs could handle slopes,
Of course dinosaurs could handle slopes. But *as well* as goats can...?
> and you don't think dinosaurs could handle trees.
I never said that. I said I want evidence. More than just "Why not?"
> see bottom of the post. I never said unscalable terrain - I said uneven
> terrain. you know...hills. mountains both high and low.
You've gone off on a tangent here. The ability to negotiate narrow
ledges and very steep terrain also makes goats adept at climbing
trees. This is not the same as walking up a hill.
Plus, did I mention that goats are mammals? Yes, I think I did. ;-)
> amphibious, maybe...but not specialized for an aquatic life (like manatees
In this context, "aquatic" vs "amphibious" is a distinction without a
difference. Check out Liu et al. (2008; PNAS 105: 5786-5791). The
point is that early proboscideans like _Moeritherium_ are inferred to
have spent most of their time in water.
> sure. but *hills*?
What have "hills" got to do with it? The ability to climb up a hill
is not the same as the ability to climb up a tree.