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RE: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:05:24 +1100
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
> Anthony Docimo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Neither do leopards - and those cats sleep in trees. Or rather, on the tree
> > branches.
> > Just need good balance, is all.
> No, you need a lot more than that. In cats, the mobility at the
> joints and along the vertebral column is far superior to any theropod.
And yet Mesozoic mammalia didn't even rule the trees, so clearly the vertebral
mobility is perhaps being overhyped.
> > True...but how many of the potential predators wanted a mouthful of tree
> > branch half the times they tried biting the paravian?
aaaah. That must be when early _Falcarius_ decided "yeah, I want all my
descendants to eat this stuff." :)