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RE: Microraptor hanqingi, new species from China.

> Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 12:23:59 +1000
> From: tijawi@gmail.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Microraptor hanqingi, new species from China.
> Anthony Docimo <keenir@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >  great.  so just find us something sufficiently theropodian.  (a kangaroo, 
> > perhaps?  wait, they can climb trees too)
> Two quick responses:
> (1) A kangaroo is "sufficiently theropodian"? I wouldn't have said so.

 That's the problem  - you aren't saying what is sufficiently theropodian.  So 
we have to guess.

> (2) What kangaroo are you referring to? A tree kangaroo
> (_Dendrolagus_)? Despite popular myths to the contrary, tree
> kangaroos are actually well-adapted to an arboreal lifestyle.

 Tree kangaroos...but what about Red kangaroos?

does that qualify as a sufficiently analagous creature to the paravian