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RE: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx






> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:05:24 +1100
> From: tijawi@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: 11th specimen of Archaeopteryx
> 
> Anthony Docimo <keenir@hotmail.com> 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?
> 
> Roughage?
 
aaaah.  That must be when early _Falcarius_ decided "yeah, I want all my 
descendants to eat this stuff."   :)