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RE: Evidence For a Feathered Velociraptor...
Maybe the Velociraptor was trying to mate with the Protoceratops and it was
just a terrible mistake.
Carpenter, K. (2001). Evidence of predatory behavior by carnivorous
dinosaurs. Gaia 15: 135-144.
Although other interpretations have come up for this pose (e.g., the
_Velociraptor_ was scavenging a _Protoceratops_ carcass;
the _Protoceratops_ was the aggressor), the most plausible explanation is
that the _Velociraptor_ was attacking the
_Protoceratops_, and used its forelimbs (as well as its hindlimbs) to
engage its prey.
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