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RE: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
> Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 19:55:30 -0500
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> Subject: Re: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of
> On 11/8/2011 7:04 PM, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> > The problem with passive gliding is that it usually takes the subject
> > downward as well as across
> Downward and outward.
Like with the modern _Draco volans_.
Downward would be like a polar bear.
> It runs counter to my view of how evolution works to assume that a
> passive-gliding physique arises while presenting such liability that
> it's owner must commandeer a burrow to avoid a predator.
One would think that, if burrowing and burrow-stealing was so ideal (and the
burrow didn't collapse under the weight of a megapredator hunting for
tree-dwelling protobirds), all small dinosaurs would burrow, and we wouldn't
> Proud to say I might be the first person to bring that silt-stunned
> thing up, not embarrassed in the slightest.
> But c'mon, man -- how is a sauropod going to sneak up on somebody in the
Novel reason to have the neck swinging over - so nobody hears the sauropod