Zegh's Dinosaur Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by zegh8578, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Blue eggs? That's a funny thought.
    Always assumed they be white...ish. Or some camo color depending on surroundings. Blue is weird tho. Kinda rocky?
     
  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    That's the fun part, any kind of dino-related color and its significance has been sort of overlooked till now. These particular eggs were blue right there on the surface

    the same way that some eqxuisitely preserved dinos have their coloring/patterning visible with the naked eye (the "lemur stripy" tail of Sinosauropteryx as well as the densely striped tail feathers of Caudipteryx) - but spotting this leads the way to looking for it, so lately researchers are checking a lot of long known fossils for traces of pigmentation. Confuciusornis has been tested, and was probably starkly black and white, Archaeopteryx has been tested, and has likely black feathers at least some parts of the body, Sinornithosaurus turns out to have been reddish orange speckled and so on.
    A similar approach to allready known eggs could possibly reveal more colorations or hints of it

    Dinosaurs laid eggs of widely differing shapes, these famous ones are elongated, but even related dinosaurs laid very different eggs, such as completely spherical. The laying of eggs varied too, in what pattern their laid, what type of nest etc. Some would probably be communally cared for, others might have been abandoned, like crocodiles. So, like all this variation, color would play a role too
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
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  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Relevance aside, that "casual" fondling of that gun was really cringey :V
    Reminds me of high-school grade amateur movie where someone will cram their soft-gun in as a realistic effect, for then to showcase it extensively
     
  5. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
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  6. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Oh cool!
    By the way, "sort of dino-related", I know a couple of paleontologists who would not hesitate for a moment, to categorize news like that as "dinosaur news", to the point where they'll refer to Triceratops, Velociraptor, Diplodocus et al., as "non-avian dinosaurs" :D

    But yeah, cool stuff, I always wanted to hear about actually documented cassowary attacks/kills