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Re: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
On Tue, Nov 8th, 2011 at 9:04 PM, Don Ohmes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/8/2011 1:35 AM, David Marjanovic wrote:
> > -- Why climb into a tree for safety rather than hide under a shrub?
> Because it is safer...
To quote Ian Malcolm - "Actually, it puts them at a convenient biting height."
If you climbed trees in the Mesozoic for safety, then they would have to have
been considerably tall
trees. If your climbing abilities weren't much to write home about, then hiding
down low and out of
sight might have been a better option. Especially if your cursorial adaptations
were better than your
aerial ones when it came to abandoning your hiding place and making a dash for
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