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Re: Biggest predators

Tom Holtz said:

>_Deinocheirus_ is not much like these at all.  It's claws have a very low
angle of curvature, they are VERY broad in cross-section, they do not show
the typical theropod (indeed, basal dinosaurian) deflection of manual digit
I.  Instead, they have the same  metacarpal proportions and shapes as

Is there any evidence that claws do not change allometrically (different
shapes at different sizes) as do theropod teeth--particularly tyrannosaurid

>Whatever _Deinocheirus_ was doing, it was doing it much more like an
ornithomimosaur than like allosaurs or dromaeosaurs. <

And what precisely were ornithomimosaurs doing with those claws anyway?