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Re: Fwd: Aw: RE: Arboreal Theropods: The prize at the bottom of the cracker jack box



Take a look at photos of herons or storks in trees - usually they do not grasp, 
or curl their toes around, the branch but let them dangle on either side (see, 
e.g., http://www.123rf.com/photo_4360674_isolated-shot-of-black-white-open-bill-stork-bird-anastomus-oscitans.html).

Ronald Orenstein
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----- Original Message -----
From: don ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
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Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:55:01 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Aw: RE: Arboreal Theropods: The prize at the bottom of the 
cracker jack box


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 3:37 AM EDT Tim Williams wrote:

>I'm positing that a grasping
>foot would be especially important for long-legged and highly
>cursorial birds when roosting in trees.

How come?