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Re: So-called Sickle Claws
In a message dated 97-09-02 03:03:32 EDT, email@example.com writes:
<< Personally, I like the idea of aboreal dromaeosaurs. Yet, I have one
Imagine an animal the size of _Dienonychus_ hanging from the trunk of a
The majority of the weight of the animal would have to be borne by the two
sickle-clawed toes. Were the toes strong enough to bear all that weight? >>
I like the idea of arboreal dromaeosaurs, too.
Think of them not as 6-10 feet long and weighing 100 lbs but as 15-30 inches
long and weighing 2-4 lbs. Then the weight-bearing problem vanishes.