Zegh's Dinosaur Thread

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

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    What's also interesting is Dinosaur mating. I mean really now, it's like nature was experimeting here. Many dinosaurs would brake their bones during sex, if they didn't watch out. Or so some scientists believe.
     
  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Dino-sex is all speculation, but yes, it has puzzled researchers how they did it - for example, how did they manage to move that huge tail out of the way?
    Take this skeleton, for example:

    One researcher speculates that the shape of the back, ending in a slightly up-turned tail, is - not a species dependent morph (as established lore claims), but rather a sexual dimorphism, this might be a female, shaped specifically to allow a male better access to behind and under her tail.
    Since this can never really be proven, this skeleton retains its status as a distinct species, regardless of wether or not the scientific community agrees with the hypothesis.
     
  3. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dozy northern git

    Nov 22, 2009
    What's interesting was how long the Homo Florensis existed and went extinct, possibly, fairly recently (15 000 - 50 000 years ago). But they were around for a long time before that.

    I also love the cave where they found the remains.

     
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  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Slight nitpickery, but species names are always written in lower case (and preferably also always in italics, something I haven't been bothered with so much on the forum): Homo floresiensis
    Even when a name is shortened with a period, such as T. rex

    There are several little rules with these names, but one thing that is not determined by rule is what language the names should be written in. Greek and Latin are the most commonly used, and if used, it should be used grammatically correctly. However, if a genus is given a name in latin, no rule states that the species must be latin as well
    Chinese dinosaurs are often given chinese names, such as Dilong, or Khaan from Mongolia, or Ugrunaaluk from Alaska

    Compiling my fauna-list I found two fun names, both of frogs - one of the giant toad Beelzebufo (-bufo being common suffix for toads), another was Hensenobatrachus kermiti (-batrachus meaning frog)
    An interesting dinosaur one is the species name of Masiakasaurus knopfleri, given because the researchers were listening to Dire Straits during the dig (-i denotes a name is someone's honor. -ensis, as you might guess, means "from", H. floresiensis = from Flores)
     
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  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well, but all agree that it is fake anyway. Right? I mean here is proof:


    Just to make this clear I absolutely do NOT believe in 'intelligent' design. I mean nature is super awesome, fascinating and all that ... but seriously? An intelligent design behind it?
     
  6. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    That is some selective moral design... Tyrannosaurus gets seriously singled out :(
     
  7. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I found out what kind of porn Zegh watches
    T-Rex.png
     
  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Well, you're the one screenshotting :V

    New dino drawing btw, rather quickly done, got the "kick" on the bus:

    Ichthyornis dispar, late cretaceous, western interior seaway (Kansas)
     
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  9. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dozy northern git

    Nov 22, 2009
  10. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I am more concerned with the lip-implications here, but I can't find any explanations.
    Basically, these articles just go "Research says - " and I can't find any that explains why or how, because this skull doesn't have anything we haven't seen on any prior skulls.

    I want to see paleontologists bounce these discoveries off each others, instead of mass media reports that are always angled as "amazing new discovery!"

    the lips-or-no-lips debate has gone on for years, and I don't reaaally see how this skull offers anything that prior skulls did not :I
     
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  11. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 17, 2016
    T-rex is objectively the best dinosaur.

    Turok Evolution is probably my favorite dinosaur game, not a fan of turok 1 or 2.
     
  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dozy northern git

    Nov 22, 2009
    Was watching this youtube - video about a huge prehistoric flying bird with the biggest wing span I think. Made me think, wish there was a 'serious' dinosaur-simulator, sort of. Like, controlling a flying bird like that, or flying...lizard. Or a T-rex-simulator. It be cool.

    Wonder if ARK: Survival Evolved is any good?
     
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    You aaalmost got it! T. rex <---, and preferably in italics T. rex, but I concede it is a bit pretentious to go as far as to always do the italics
    :V
     
  14. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 17, 2016
    To be fair its been awhile since I have typed/written T.rex.
     
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  15. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dozy northern git

    Nov 22, 2009
    Yea, T-rex is actually wrong. It's like, you know, like a rappers name. Like, C-Dawg. "Give a big hand to a hot new rapper straight outta cretaceus, he's spitting out rhymes when he's not eating herbivores, give it up for T-REX!"
     
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  16. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    By the way, I drew Isisaurus today, from late cretaceous of India

    This is not a mistake, but it IS one of the more awkwardly shaped sauropods. In the wikipedia article, the illustration shows much longer neck, but that restoration is likely not very accurate, as the most likely number of vertebrae+the shortness of each vertebra suggest a much shorter neck. These vertebrae are unusually tall, though, creating a very... large neck. This makes it highly likely that neck evolution is Sauropods was sexually driven. They would fight with it, like giraffes do, or just "show off".

    part of a new series of portraits http://zegh8578.deviantart.com/gallery/62390298/2017-Ink-paleo-portraits
     
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  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Imgine if it would turn out that creationism is right. Zegh would kinda die I guess. No dinosaurs? NO DINOSAURS!
     
  18. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well dinosaur bones are pretty damming evidence of them existing. Dont some creationists say dinosaurs and man lived at the same time or some dumb shit?
     
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Wasn't it pretty smart from Satan to put them there though?
     
  20. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yes, there's two creationist solutions,

    one is that dinosaurs died out during the flood, because they WERE OF SATAN. Some creationists have attempted to forge proof, by more or less stuffing a hammer into a slab of cement, also imprinted with a fake footprint.
    I am always amazed at people who knowingly forge evidence to support their own beliefs.

    the second is that dinosaurs are OF SATAN, as in, never existed, but Satan places the bones here and there, just to mess with us. I am always amazed, again, at how much shit that guy gets away with, right under the nose of God.