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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.