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RE: Claw function in Deinonychus
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Brian Baziak
> >And we have a Velociraptor gutting a Protoceratops. What more do they need?
> Just a quick observation, but the claw is stuck in the gut of the
> Protoceratops, so it's hard to say if it was just digging in as recently
> suggested, or didn't have enough room to give a good kick and so couldn't
> complete the cut.
It is NOT in the gut: it is in the neck! See Ken Carpenter's paper in Gaia or
my chapter in Predator-Prey Interactions in the Fossil
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
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