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Re: Mononykus, Titanis, and Ground Sloths

Richard Dieterle

>He believes that the [ground sloth] claws were used particularly for flipping 
>over and stabbing
>Glyptodonts, which resemble armadillos.  So we have an animal thought to be a 
>bark-stripper that now appears, on the basis of its arms, to be a carnivore.  

OOC, do the sloth teeth show indications of a predatory or omnivorous lifestyle?

Rob Meyerson
Orphan Vertebrate Paleontologist

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new 
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's 
funny ..." 
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