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Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?
BTW, yes, I know, you meant birds of prey by "raptors", but it is my opinion
that, in the context of discussions about NON-avian Dinosauria, "raptor"
should be informal for dromeosaurid. I hate it when people use that word for
From: Brandon Pilcher <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:00:32 +0800
The grasping ability of pterosaur
feet, to my knowledge, is still understudied, but a cursory glance at
their pedal morphology suggests their ability to grasp things,
raptor-style, was limited.
Dromeosaurids, to the best of my knowledge, used their feet for locomotion
like all non-avian theropods, not for holding prey like falconiforms.
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