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Re: Claws on deinonychosaurs
Patrick Norton wrote:
> > The sickle-claw sounds like overkill (no pun intended) for intraspecific
> > combat.>
> ... Although intraspecific
> combat among predators in the wild does sometimes result in the death of one
> (or both) of the combatants, it is rare.
Unless they are hippos... or starlings for that matter. I believe rhinos
also gore each other to death on occasions (and not just male-on-male
Starlings will sometimes kill each other at exactly the same time. Their
corpses are usually found locked together with the halux of each thrust
through the eye socket and into the brain of the other.
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