[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

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 
discussion?