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Re: DROMAEOSAUR "SICKLE" CLAWS
> From: Jonathon Woolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: DROMAEOSAUR "SICKLE" CLAWS
> Date: Thursday, September 04, 1997 8:26 AM
> Ralph Miller III wrote:
> > What, then, do <you> think the dromaeosaurs were doing with those big
> > claws?
> I don't know what they were used for. I only know that I don't really
> find any of the conventional explanations to be convincing. The huge
> foot-claw in dromaeosaurs seems to me to be a case of extreme overkill
> in any predatory scenario.
> -- JSW
Extreme overkill? Nothing like the fangs on a Sabretooth cat,or a modern
Persian Leopard who has one of the proportionally larger sets of fangs of
any modern predator, or the amount of force per square inch in a
crocodile's bite. There are many examples of predators with "weapons" that
seem like overkill.