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RE: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx





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> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 16:11:00 +1100
> From: tijawi@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Perching, climbing, roosting was Re: 11th specimen of 
> Archaeopteryx
>
> David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>
> > -- Any species that climbs trees and stands around in them for evolutionary
> > significant spans of time -- say, a few decades -- will show adaptations to
> > this.
>
>
> I agree wholeheartedly, as far as roosting is concerned.
 
My understanding is that, if a change occurs over the course of decades, odds 
are that it will certainly not leave a fossil record of that changing - it 
would appear abrupt.