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Re: snap-action predation



I'm still unconvinced that SLC's and folding arms evovled for predation. I
fail to see why reducing flexibility would help in grappling moving prey. HP
Jaime Headden mentioned Smilodon and some other big cats as having large,
well-developed arms shoulders and chest to help grapple prey. This is true,
but did they also reduce their flexibility and range of motion?

More importantly, if Cryptovolans swung it's arms/hand forward in a
predatory strike, what did it do about the massive array of primary flight
feathers sticking out from it's fingers and hands?

Regards,
Michael Lovejoy