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I gotta go with the classic
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>>2450723
>What is your name?
>What is your quest?
>What is your favorite dinosaur?
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>>2450723
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Now and Always
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Popular predatory dinosaurs are boring. They mostly look the same, same body structure and everything. People just choose to have a favorite 'unusual' predatory dinosaur to be a unique hipster. Eg: >>2450931
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>>2450730
>I am Anonymous, King of the Carpet Beetles.
>I seek the Holy Memes.
>Yi-Qi
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>>2450730
>The guy who posts on /an/ while taking a shit
>stopping the turd from giving me stomach ache
>Giraffatitan
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>>2450723
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Melanosuchus niger
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Utahraptor
Basically a velociraptor that's 3 cars long.
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fucking featherfags
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>>2451122
Sorry for being scientifically correct
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>>2451127
>sorry for being retarded
fixed that for you
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>>2451131
I should really stop talking to uneducated people
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>>2451143
oh please, featherfag btfo
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>>2451091
Ya know, I think it makes sense for many carnivorous theropods to have had bare faces. Many would have likely scavenged carrion and having a bare face would help to stay cleaner, like a vulture.
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>>2451158
Jokes on you fagget the faces were feathery too
t. Paleontologist
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>>2451127
>>2451143
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>>2451178
>t. Paleontologist
I laugh every time
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>>2451152
The world would be a better place without those filthy scaletards
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>>2450948
>If you like predatory dinosaurs, you're boring or a hipster.

Fuck you too. If you knew anything about dinosaurs and weren't some illiterate cuck, you'd know how drastically different an Allosaurus is from a Tyrannosaurus.
If it helps sooth your autism, here's my favorite non-predator
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>>2451225
>salty because he really is a hipster.

Yeah and my favourite insect is Bourletiella arvalis because very few NORMIES have heard of it. Only normies would choose favourite insects such as wasps or beetles.
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>hipsters
>scalefags

Ironically /an/ has the worst dinosaur threads when it's the only board where it's on topic
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>>2450723
Ichthyosaurs for life bro
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>>2451597
>the only board where it's on topic
debatable.

dinosaurs aren't animals. They're minerals now.

They are part of nature, just like gravel and dirt are, but people rarely write about gravel and dirt here.

they're more correctly science or history, but /sci/ has never really put up with you childish feather-fetishists or scale-fuckers. I don't know if /his/ would.

the content of our dinosaur threads is usually cartoonish autism superficially dabbling in a topic that they refuse to understand on any level aside from appearance. I'd guess most of you faggots would be more at home on /mlp/.

Mostly it's just a reflection of sorting though. If dinosaur threads are better on other boards, it makes you wonder what kind of losers wind up posting here. I mean how much must you suck to get chased out of a dinosaur thread on a cartoon board or a board about D&D games? Those are the losers you'll find here. People too shallow and pathetic to even seriously discuss dinosaurs as cartoons or mythical creatures but still unable to recognize them for what they really are- rocks.
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>>2450723
My favorite dinosaur as a kid was the Ankylosaurus. But that was pre-internet, and all our tools were stone.
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>people who want to like a big predator but don't want to look like a normie
>so they choose one of the dozen allosaurs that look almost identical

lol
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>>2451570
>Allosaurus is a dinosaur normies haven't heard of.

Holy autism
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Coelophysis.
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>>2450723
THE CLAW
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>>2451600
Terrasaurs trump both m8
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>>2451678
Saurophaganax and Allosaurus are two different genus.
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Can we stop with the fucking feathered dinosaur meme already?
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>>2451797
I bet you couldn't name the difference without googling.
>One is bigger
not it
btw its 'genera'

>>2451678
Allosaurus has been my favorite ever since I was 7. A strong case can be made for Allo and S'nax to be put in the same genus. I just grew to like Saurophaganax more after I visited OU when I was 16 and got to hold the collection's gigantic claw.
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>>2451825
>I bet you couldn't name the difference without googling.
Chure actually erected the genus based on 4 distinct morphologies, but one of them was later considered by Chure to be size-mediated.

I doubt anyone could find all four diagnostic traits even by googling. They were published in Chure's thesis which you have to pay to read last time I checked. Foster and others have reviewed the genus, but even they didn't go over the entire diagnosis.
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>>2451825
>>2451830
As I recall it was the medial rotation of the proximal head of the humerus that Chure and others decided was size-related.

I may be misremembering though, I haven't read that stuff in years and I don't plan on looking it up tonight.
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>inb4 Ibrahim
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>>2451843
>posted the Ibrahim pic by mistake
Well fuck me.
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>>2451844
>tfw you can't even sock-puppet troll right
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I'm not even quite sure why I like these derpy fucks. I used to think they were cool when I was little because it was still believed that the scales were used for defense or whatever. Now I guess they just look cool.
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Saurian was a disappointment
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>>2451601
Dinosaurs are extinct animals, retard, not fucking rocks. I get what you're saying but you're retarded and your point is absolutely moot since dinosaurs WERE animals and did not originate and/or rule the world as minerals.
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>>2451122
Does this make you feel better?
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>>2451951
Don't encourage backwards-thinking.
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Triceratops
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>>2451961
True, this shows how much closer related to birds they are. Even more so when you add the fact they're a mix of cold and warm blooded.
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>>2451933
>Dinosaurs are extinct animals, retard, not fucking rocks
false dichotomy.

most extinct animals are rocks.
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>>2451980
>>2452014


...but where's utahraptor?
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Rex didn't have feathers, they recently found an imprint confirming they had scaly skin.
I don't like early dinosaurs because they never seem realistic to me, too mammalian, they never show them acting like birds OR reptiles, so I'll just go with the prettiest bird around here.
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>>2451143
T-Rex didn't have feathers retard, raptors did, not rex
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>>2452423
Except it is likely they did too. I won't discount the possibility of varying coverage from species-to-species. Sort of like elephants and mammoths, adapted appropriately to their respective environments.
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>ok so let's make a giraffe
>let's also make it fly
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>>2452498
They literally found a skin imprint proving they had scaly skin.
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>>2452517
A skin imprint of the entire body? What a find! Please share.
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>>2452500
Quetzalcoatlus must have been a true wonder to behold. From what I understand, atmospheric density was much higher then, so they would not be able to fly in today's skies.
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>>2452517
>a skin patch of like one inch
>able to confirm that there was nothing on an animal that could grow to slightly over 40 feet and weighed several tons
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>>2452536
Lol, did you seriously fall for "le random patches of feathers XD" meme? Things like that don't just affect a few areas, if a dinosaur's scales evolve into feathers that change will be relatively uniform, do you honestly they just evolved one feather at a time?
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>>2451183
>hundreds of millions of generations
Wtf? There weren't even many hundreds of millions of YEARS since feathers first started evolving, let alone generations. I agree otherwise though.
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>>2452556
*honestly think
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>>2452536
As another point, why would something as massive as a T-Rex have feathers? It would be fucking melting with that much heat.
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>>2451600
>>2452500
OP said dinosaurs
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>>2452562
>heat
the ostrich and emu say hi
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>>2451800
Snickety snick, bitches!
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>>2452562
Feathers and undercoats are insulation. Insulation protects form cold -and- heat. Besides, there's plenty of tropical and desert birds that do fine in the heat.
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tyrannosaurs hog all the large predator spotlight.
no love for abelisauridae?
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>>2452566
>Emus an Ostriches are comparable to Mammoth sized Theropods
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>>2452585
The problem wouldn't be outside heat.
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>>2452498
>I won't discount the possibility of varying coverage from species-to-species
Yutyrannus isn't a species of Tyrannosaurus.

in fact there is only one species of Tyrannosaurus.
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What is the dino wth a long spike on its head it uses as a nose? I love that one
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>>2451091
What kind of manlet country are you from?
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>>2452529
Best part is actually that you're right about atmospheric density (and CO2 levels) but wrong about it's implications. Higher oxygen and carbon dioxide mostly effected plants and insects (as well as other microscopic biota), but it made no practical difference to the pterosaurs or indeed, any other large animal of the time. While Quetzalcoatlus does exceed limit for CONTINUOUS flapping flight of around 30 kg, the bugger just solved the problem by soaring over longer distances.
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>>2452593
>Walking scavenging sausages with four pronged nips
Not all that impressive anon
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>>2452929
>you're right about atmospheric density
No.
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>>2452559
You do know for quickly reproducing species a generation could span much less than 1 year right?
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>>2452498
Except they likely didn't, you mong. We have rex skin impressions that are all scaled, and numerous relatives who only have scaled skin impressions.
Currently, the only place it might, and that's a very big might, have had featers was the back.
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>>2452536
>one inch
Try 19 inches, 8 inches and 4 inches.
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>>2454746
anon, this is not the "ants discussing dinosaurs" thread.
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Is this the salty scaletards general here or what?
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Allosaurus probably.

>almost the same size of a trex
>faster
>hunts in packs as opposed to being a lone hunter
>would win an arm wrestle against me
>lived in the Jurassic, the peak of dinosaur radiation
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>>2451091
I too once thought Deynonichus were the raptors depicted by the Jurassic Park movies and Utha was a ginourmous beast about 8m long. those dino books from the 90s were really misleading as fuck.
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If birds descended from dinosaurs, did several species of dinosaurs evolve to have beaks and feathers or do all birds have a single common "hominid style" ancestor?
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Dinosauura disnt exist you fucking fedora tippers.
Read the bible ffs
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>>2455149
XD. WTF
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>>2455132
>did several species of dinosaurs evolve to have beaks and feathers or do all birds have a single common "hominid style" ancestor?
both
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>>2455132
>>2455760
Feathers and beaks both evolved in dinosaurs before birds evolved. They're found in lots of dinosaurs that weren't directly ancestral to birds.

All birds evolved from a single dinosaur. That dinosaur had feathers, but not a beak. Birds inherited feathers from their ancestors, but had teeth and no beak when they first appear. The beak in birds evolved much later.
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>>2451183
This makes zero sense. Feathers evolved for something different and then they were used for flight, they did not started appearing out of nowhere along side flight
>>2451208
Is like a running sausage
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>>2452421
>Rex didn't have feathers, they recently found an imprint confirming they had scaly skin.
It only proves that it did not had feathers on that area, which for such a huge animal makes sense
Although, I still expect at least some dinofur in some places, like an elephant or a whale
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>>2455779
>Feathers evolved for something different and then they were used for flight
It's not talking about feathers in general.

it's talking about asymmetrical flight feathers. which very much evolved alongside flight.
>>2455781
>It only proves that it did not had feathers on that area,
those AREAS. there's 20-something known patches from all over the animal.
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>>2452421
birds also have scales. strong phylogenetic evidence as many of its close relatives have feather impressions.
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>>2455891
>many of its close relatives have feather impressions.
none of its close relatives have feather impressions.

2 of its very distant relatives do.
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Chilesaurus is my favourite Ornithoscelidan.
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>>2451208
stuff of fucking nightmares desu

imagine wandering a wasteland after your plane crashed in the desert or on some island and you suddenly see two or three of these hideous abominations slithering towards you
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>>2451843
So, is this fucking real? Wouldn't this be the only quadrupedal theropod ever or some shit? Or the only aquatic dinosaur?
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>>2458138
Material from the Ibrahim specimen has since been referred to three different species, one of them in a different genus.
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>>2458144
So, what the fuck?
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>>2458136
>slithering
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WE WUZ DINOS N SHIT
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>>2450723
>fluffy t. rex
Might as well post a scaly Velociraptor.
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>>2450723
daily reminder
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>>2455149
>implying the bible isn't compatible with dinosaurs
>Job 40:15-24
>Job 41:1–34
What do you say now, faggot?
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>>2459465
>>2459467
Scales are an ancestral feature amongst Ornithoscelidans.
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>>2459480
>Leviathan
>Dinosaur
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>>2452500
>and not give the flying ones feathers
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>>2455117
>Implying Utahraptor starred in Jurassic Park even though the species was properly described only after the designs of the film's dinosaurs were finalized
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>>2455141
Imagine smashing your balls against a post or a rock while trying to land.
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>>2455924
Fucking this, Yutyrannus was a Tyrannosauroid, not a Tyrannosaurid

It also live nearly 60 million years before Rex on the other side of the world in a climate that's annual temperature was believed to be roughly 10 degrees C and was roughly half the size. Never mind that tyrannosaurids that didn't come until about 20 million years later show no signs of having feathers all the way up to Rex, of which there has never been so much as a shred of evidence to suggest had feathers itself.
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>>2460346
Daily reminder that ostriches exist in hot climate and are still feathered

Its pretty hard finding evidence for feathers between the time of yutyrannus and Trex if all of their relatives are only known from bones.
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>>2458144
>Get material from Moroccoan fossil sellers
>Be surprised that it doesn't actually belong to the same animal
I called it the moment I read the NatGeo article.
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>>2451830
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I doubt anyone could find all four diagnostic traits even by googling. They were published in Chure's thesis which you have to pay to read last time I checked

nigga what is sci hub?
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>>2460373
Daily reminder that Ostriches have less feather coverage than most other birds while being roughly 1% the size of a Rex. That's a horrible comparison and if you took two seconds to think about you'd know it.
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>>2451294
Hah file name
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>>2460497
>nigga what is sci hub?
a website that doesn't have Chure's Thesis.

there's actually millions of websites that don't have Chure's thesis for free. I'd be more interested if you found one that does.
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>>2455783
>known patches

I think those feathers being depicted on the arms are based on the fact that they had quill knob impressions on the bone which we see used to anchor large flight feathers in modern birds.
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>>2460982
I suspect the anon was pointing out that quill knobs didn't support flight feathers in animals that never flew.

which seems like an obvious fact but I suppose most people don't realize there's a difference between a flight feather and any other large feather.
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Giganotasaurus




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