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Re: Deinocheirus (was Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race)

Robert Schenck <schenck.rob@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ah yes, as a reader of Naish's Tetrapod Zoology I should've remembered
> all the different birds that have spurs and clubs on their limbs. Not
> to mention that Hoatzin chicks can grasp branchs with their clawed and
> feathered hands.

Not all that well.  When young hoatzins are clambering through
branches, the feet do most of the work.  The feet are well adapted for
grasping - and proportionally very large.