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Re: Major new paper on dromaeosaurids, with other significant maniraptoran info



David Marjanovic wrote:

The prey Gishlick depicts (schematically) is far too big to be grabbed with
one hand. It's about what *Protoceratops* would have been for
*Velociraptor*...

In his excellent paper in the Ostromium Symposium volume, Gishick discusses the use of two-handed predation against both large prey and small prey. One illustration also demonstrates that the feathers would have been oriented perpendicular to the claws, thereby reducing the chances of the wings interfering with prey capture (or vice versa). But if the prey was small and close to the ground...?


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