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Re: Planet Dinosaur Ep 2





On Thu, 29 Sep 2011, Tim Williams wrote:
I wrote:

Yes, the "crampon" hypothesis for the dromaeosaur sickle-claw proposes
that it was specialized for gripping, rather than for stabbing or
stabbing.

That should have read "stabbing or slashing".

Having said that, having a pair of sickle-claws stuck in the flanks of
your prey would have the potential to inflict a great deal of damage -
especially as the prey struggled.

Would that not put a lot of stress on the claws and foot (and leg)? All
that thrashing while "connected"?