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Re: Evidence For a Feathered Velociraptor...

--- Graydon <oak@uniserve.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 09:32:07PM -0500, Tim
> Williams scripsit: [reply
> to Mike Keesey snipped]
> > Graydon wrote:
> [Velociraptor] Hook
> and cling while
> kicking with the sickle claws doesn't work if the
> sickle claws (as
> recently reported) are unsuited to slashing.

Those claws have always struck me as well-adapted for
pinning down mammals and small dinosaurs.

The fossil with the Protoceratops may show an unusual
claw use.  If something were chewing my arm off, I'd
kick at it, too, claws or no claws.

Glen Ledingham