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Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
On 11/2/2011 1:49 AM, Scott Hartman wrote:
once WAIRing was possible you could have roosting even without flight,
but as others have stated that probably does not include
Your implied thesis is that Archie and similar animals were physically
incapable of climbing, and so could not roost.
I think you should take a closer look -- specifically at the morphology
of the trees dominant at the time, and the many animals that can and do
climb -- even w/out claws, which Archie-types had both fore and aft.
Perhaps old Arch did not want to climb, or maybe he even lived on an
island w/ no trees -- but he certainly had sufficient tools to
accomplish the task.