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BARY0NYX FISHING



Pat Grant wrote:

> I quite agree that it sounds unlikely Baryonyx swatted fish from the
> water as bears do (the method seems unlikely enough when the bears do
> it!)  But wouldn't those sharp claws and long arms form a natural
> gaff?  (Or am I confusing B. with other theropods?)

It seems to me that if the crocodile-like head of _Baryonyx_ was adapted
for catching fish (which is the primary argument for it being piscivorous),
then it wouldn't need to gaff fish with its claws.

Brian Franczak (franczak@ntplx.net)