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RE: semilunate carpal
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 8:34 AM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: semilunate carpal
>Many people, including me, have characterized the V as "grasping" the Proto
>in that specimen.....and maybe it was. I have, however, seen the specimen
>since I said that and it now seems to me that based on its position the
>left hand could have just as easily been being used to push the Proto away.
You mean the _Protoceratops_ was attacking the _Vellociraptor_!!!???
Crikey, what was it thinking??<<
Why is that so hard to grasp? Just because Velociraptor is a carnivore does
not mean, in anyway, that Protoceratops was not the aggressor!
I've said that before on the list (should be lost somewhere in the
>conclusion that it was "grasping" is certainly reasonable, but not
But, on balance, I think the best interpretation is that _Velociraptor_ is
grasping _Protoceratops_; _Velociraptor_ is the aggressor and
_Protoceratops_ is the intended victim.
It is a possible interpretation.
Tracy L. Ford
P. O. Box 1171
Poway Ca 92074