Function of Claws' claws

@article{Kitchener1987FunctionOC,
  title={Function of Claws' claws},
  author={Andrew C. Kitchener},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={325},
  pages={114-114}
}

Baryonyx

  • M. Bech
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    WikiJournal of Science
  • 2019
Baryonyx (/ˌbæriˈɒnɪks/) is a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period, about 130–125 million years ago. The first skeleton was discovered in 1983

Paleobiogeographic evolution and distribution of Carcharodontosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) during the middle Cretaceous of North Africa

Over the last few decades, the systematics and evolution of carcharodontosaurids, a group of large predatory dinosaurs, from North Africa have been better understood mainly due the discovery of new

A Century of Spinosaurs ‐ A Review and Revision of the Spinosauridae with Comments on Their Ecology

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Morphofunctional Analysis of the Quadrate of Spinosauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and the Presence of Spinosaurus and a Second Spinosaurine Taxon in the Cenomanian of North Africa.

Six quadrate bones, of which two almost certainly come from the Kem Kem beds (Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous) of south-eastern Morocco, are determined to be from juvenile and adult individuals of

Feeding Mechanics in Spinosaurid Theropods and Extant Crocodilians

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Biomechanical data support known feeding ecology for both African slender-snouted crocodile and alligator, and suggest that the spinosaurs were not obligate piscivores with diet being determined by individual animal size.

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF TETANURAN THEROPOD SKULLS, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE MEGALOSAURIDAE, SPINOSAURIDAE AND CARCHARODONTOSAURIDAE

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This study uses the engineering technique finite element analysis to reconstruct feeding-related stress and strain in the skulls of seven theropod dinosaurs, showing a significant size-related trend, with large taxa experiencing greater stresses than smaller taxa.

Bubbles, gating, and anesthetics in ion channels.

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It is suggested that bubbles are the bistable hydrophobic gates responsible for the on-off transitions of single channel currents, and a thermodynamic analysis of a bubble gate is presented using morphometric density functional theory of classical (not quantum) mechanics.

NEW INFORMATION ON MEGARAPTOR NAMUNHUAIQUII (THEROPODA: TETANURAE), PATAGONIA: CONSIDERATIONS ON PALEOECOLOGICAL ASPECTS 1

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The hand elements of Megaraptor here studied represents an important material not only for furnishing new morphological data but also for the understanding of its behavior.

FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY OF SPINOSAUR ‘CROCODILE-MIMIC’ DINOSAURS

Abstract Spinosaurid theropod dinosaurs appear to represent convergent morphological evolution toward a crocodylian-like cranial morphology, previously linked to the possibility that spinosaurs

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Baryonyx, a remarkable new theropod dinosaur

TLDR
The study so far suggests that the Surrey dinosaur was a typical large theropod in certain respects, resembling, for example Allosaurus, however, it differs sufficiently from all known dinosaurs to merit designation as the representative of a new species, genus and family.