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Re: Claws on deinonychosaurs

Jorge Dichenberg wrote-

Seroiusly, the only reason why Deinonychus etc. were
thought to be predators of large animals was that
sickle claws were interpreted as particulary good
slashing weapon. Now there is little reason to claim
that they were efficent big-game predators. For this,
go to carnosaurs.

Actually, it was because Deinonychus remains were associated with Tenontosaurus skeletons. It's always possible they were scavenging, of course.

Mickey Mortimer