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Re: Velociraptors - climbers
Bizarre that he would use that particular dinosaur as an example, given that it
primarily frequented very arid environments (which almost certainly didn't
house enough trees to allow for a kind of aerial attack niche for the animal).
I agree that using it as a crampon was probably a definite function of the
claw, but saying that _Velociraptor_ preferentially did it from trees is
probably not very accurate.
(unless that statement wasn't actually in the paper itself, and was something
the author of that article added... I haven't had a chance to read the original