curved claw

curved claw

see corkscrew claw.
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The teeth indicate, by their simple structure, that these Megatheroid animals lived on vegetable food, and probably on the leaves and small twigs of trees; their ponderous forms and great strong curved claws seem so little adapted for locomotion, that some eminent naturalists have actually believed, that, like the sloths, to which they are intimately related, they subsisted by climbing back downwards on trees, and feeding on the leaves.
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Double-forged out of one piece of steel, the FatMax Curved Claw 1-Piece Antivibe Hammer is a pleasure to hold and use, thanks to the long, ergonomic and rubberised handle.
Raptors varied in size, but each had a sharp curved claw on each hand and foot, and a long stiff tail.
The animal, named Baryonyx, had the characteristic long snout and also a giant curved claw.
Morbius's invisible creature attacks a spaceship crew in the film "The Forbidden Planet," the first clue to its appearance comes from a plaster cast of a large, ominously curved claw.
It lumbered on its two hind feet because its powerful forelegs with sharp curved claws were designed more for killing than walking, he said.
Switch to dinosaur mode to see Akuna's light-up dinosaur eyes, his curved claws and stiff tail.
It has curved claws that are part Velociraptor and part fine-toothed comb - appendages that suggest a specialized kind of hunting strategy, but the details aren't yet clear, according to the authors.
Brown bears are easily distinguished from other bears by their large size; broad, flat skull; immense forward shoulder hump; and long, curved claws.
It has small, dense, scale-like feathers on the front of its face to help prevent it being stung by its prey, and powerful feet with thick scales and slightly curved claws of almost equal size for digging and walking, as well as slit-like nostrils to reduce soil blockage while digging.
According to Peter Makovicky, a palaeontologist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, smaller ancestral dromeosaurs such as Microraptor may have been climbers, but their descendants adapted the claw for other purposes, such as latching onto prey, much as big cats with their sharp, curved claws do today.