Are megaraptors really raptors? Assistant Curator and Head of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr. Matt Lamanna discusses what paleontologists know about the dinosaur family Megaraptoridae in our latest Ask a Scientist! See a life-sized replica of a megaraptorid thumb claw from Patagonia up close and find out how a claw like that led researchers to give megaraptorids their name.
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