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Re: Dromaeosaur "sickle" claws
> On Wed, 27 Aug 1997 11:02:12 -0700 (PDT) Dennis C Hwang
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Dromaeosaur claws (and, I would suspect, the vast majority of animal
> claws) would cause lacerations. I can't think of anything in nature
> that would produce something I could call an incision.
The defensive spines on the caudal peduncles of the aptly named
surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) are capable of making incisions with almost
"scalpel-like" efficiency. The spines are also shaped much like a
scalpel in that they are not serrated but have the cutting edge on the
Just a note from the marine end of things.
Back to lurking.