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Re: Climbing dromaeosaurs?
I don't think its very efficient , if it was the
case, the Dinosaur would have more claws like
you said , and its for limbs would have to be structered a little
differently (ever climb a tree
with just your legs?), A single , sharp, curved, claw (very typically)
to me would be used as a weapon of defence and/or hunting, it could also
may have been used to crack open eggs or dig up
the ground to stash its food (like the Fox that
live around here) but I personally doutb its use
as a climbing device.
Alexander E. Stevens
---Randy King <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've never liked this theory. There are many successful strategies
> for climbing trees, and nothing like the dromaeosaur claw. Although
> it seems that such a claw would work, it doesn't seem like it would
> work that well. And if it did, three or four suck claws should work
> better. And it seems a sicle would work much better on a hand or
> foreleg than the rear leg.
> So, does someone have a counter to these arguments?
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