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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

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