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Re: So-called sickle claws

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-09-29 20:48:09 EDT, akins@msu.oscs.montana.edu writes:
> << I truly believe the toe claw was used for killing, because I have a 
> Utahraptor
>  claw cast and it has a blood groove on it.   >>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the "blood groove" on a theropod claw was to
> allow blood to circulate to the living cells of the claw's keratinous sheath,
> not to facilitate the departure of blood from the victims' bodies...

Well, we all know natural selection has a habit of applying traits in
new and imaginative ways . . .