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Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used
Sauropods, like the museum's own Haplocanthosaurus, are famous for their size, but it is their unusual feet that caught the interest of researchers. When a sauropod flexed its toes the claws folded across the front of the foot, rotating downwards, creating an overlapping stack of flat scrapers. Both hypotheses were plausible, until scientists looked at a new line of evidence.
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