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Re: Claws on deinonychosaurs

--- Richard and Jo Cowen <cowen@blueoakfarm.com>

> Manning, P. L., et al. 2005. Dinosaur killer claws
> or climbing  
> crampons? Biology Letters Online Publishing, October
> 11, 2005

I hope authors will check alternative uses of claw,
eg. tree climbing or ground digging/scratching, and
not assume that it must be used for predation.

If they propose a bizzare picture of Velociraptors
climbing giant herbivores, presumably claw was pretty
effective as normal crampon, that is climbing trees.


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