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RE: Claws on deinonychosaurs



Ken Carpenter wrote:

Argh! Somebody please explain to me (not done in the original
description by Maxwell and Ostrom) how multiple predators/scavengers on
a carcass suddenly fall over dead!

They ate too much?

Seriously... it does beg the question: if the _Deinonychus_ specimens were casualties of a desperate _Tenontosaurus_ fighting for its life, isn't this is a fairly high mortality rate for a _Deinonychus_ pack? The species could not afford such losses every time a pack went after large prey.

Just playing Devil's advocate.

Cheers

Tim