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RE: Yet more on pterosaur quad arm posture



> > > they climb up there
> >
> > I bet this refers to WAIR. A seriema walking up a tree trunk like a 
> > nuthatch is really hard to imagine.
>
> But as I was saying, this referred to the mammalogist's definition. So 
> climbing (with claws or with prehensile feet or what have you) is the way to 
> get up in the trees.
>
> So again: to mammalogists, arboreal vs. scansorial is more about WHERE the 
> animal lives & feeds vs. rests, whereas to ornithologists it is about how 
> they get there.

...Not what I'm saying. I'm not talking about whether seriemas should be 
classified as arboreal, scansorial or anything; I'm expressing incredulity at 
the explicit claim that they climb up low trees instead of flying there.