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Climbing in maniraptors

December 19, 2012

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2012/12/17/claws-climbing-in-birds-other-dinosaurs/

The consensus seems to be that, among other things, Deinonychus could climb, Microraptor was probably a better climber than previously thought, Velociraptor was terrestrial and both Anchiornis and Archaeopteryx are listed as “undeterminate”.

More relevantly, thought, none of the taxa examined seem to have been truly arboreal, just capable of climbing. This is more or less consistent with previous expectations.

More reasons to hate the fully arboreal depictions of “gliding only Microraptor“.

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