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Re: Prehistoric predators??



>From that show I too much laughed at the "slapping fight" between the
short-faced bear and the ground sloth
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEsjgVZoGUc&NR=1). I would not say the
bear cannot prey on the sloth, but if the sloth hitted the bear on the
head as shown, the sloth would have likely killed the bear much more
easily than in the reverse situation. The long bones of the ground
sloths are way more robust than those of any bear of comparable size,
and the claws much larger and more robust also.


2009/10/23 Ryan Ridgely <ridgely@ohio.edu>:
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> Aside from bear dogs spreading their socialist influence into North
> America, a silver lining is that its nice to see some of of these guys
> featured in a spotlight that tends to be very dino-centric.
>
> I cringed a bit (as I always do) while watching, though our dogs seemed to
> enjoy Hyaenodon. :)
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> -Ryan
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> --On Friday, October 23, 2009 1:10 PM -0400 wwahl2@aol.com wrote:
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>> thanks for somone else noticing
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>>
>> Thanks, Bill Wahl
>>
>> Paleontologist/Preparation Lab Manager. The guy that works on all the
>> non-dinosaur stuff.  The OSHA approved cleaner of the lab refrigerator.
>> 307-864-2997-ext-234
>> BigHorn Basin Foundation
>> (Researcher)http://www.bhbfonline.org/AboutUs/WilliamRWahl.html  110
>> Carter Ranch Road Thermopolis, Wyoming. 82443
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>> "free speech is a contact sport"
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christine Janis <Christine_janis@Brown.edu>
>> To: vrtpaleo-usc.edu <vrtpaleo@usc.edu>
>> Sent: Wed, Oct 21, 2009 7:18 pm
>> Subject: Prehistoric predators??
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>> Bear dogs being able to be fast, long-distance runners? Oh please, have
>> you een the short metapodials on those animals? They look like
>> wolverines, not olves.
>> Christine
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> Ryan Ridgely
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> Witmer Lab
> Ohio University
> Dept. Biomedical Sciences
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