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RE: Microraptor ate birds






> Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:48:00 -0800
> From: mickey_mortimer111@msn.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Microraptor ate birds
> 
> 
> I agree. This was the worst SVP abstract this year in my opinion, since any 
> of us with cats know that a good portion of their passerine kills happen on 
> the ground (making the cat's arboreal abilities irrelevent).
 
But would that portion make you inclined to dismiss the arboreal capabilities 
of cats or their passerine prey?
 
> And taxa like sparrows and crows are no doubt more arboreally adapted than 
> Confuciusornis.
> So no matter how good the specimen is, it simply cannot support arboreality 
> in Microraptor.
 
then what could?
 
(besides a photo of Confuciusornis in a tree)