Zegh's Dinosaur Thread

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

  1. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    THAT IS A TORTOISE GODDAMMIT.

    ;)

    So you guys are too cold I take it to have turtles crossing the road every single time it rains?
     
  2. Ape Fighting Vehicle

    Ape Fighting Vehicle It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 15, 2022
    Also, hnnnrgh new fossil released of small titanosaur and fossilized placoderm with PRESERVED INTERNAL ORGANS

     
  3. Ape Fighting Vehicle

    Ape Fighting Vehicle It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 15, 2022
    Glorious Sweden does not have a different word for turtle or tortoise.

    We just call them all shield toads.
     
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  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    HAHAHAHA! But they are entirely different animals....

    One is dry the other is all wet and stuff.
     
  5. Richwizard

    Richwizard Carbon Dated and Proud
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    There have probably been plenty of previously discovered fossils with preserved internal organs. But, all they were looking for was bones. Fossilized soft tissue? PREPOSTEROUS!
     
  6. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Shield toad sounds like something from a Zelda game.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
     
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  8. Ape Fighting Vehicle

    Ape Fighting Vehicle It Wandered In From the Wastes

    157
    Sep 15, 2022
    Correct, it is extremely rare, but extremely rare in millions still mean a few here and there. Like, a mummified leg of a dinosaur that THEN becomes fossilized. Now that's a real treat to see.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I guess there is always this kind of thing, It's not a turtle ... it's not a crocodile ... it's not a frog ... it''s not a monkey ... people.
     
  10. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  12. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Portuguese also only has one name for both. But it's not a cool name like shield toad.
     
  13. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I always think of garden slugs as homeless snails. Then gardeners rub salt on their wounds. Cruel fuckers.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
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  15. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Wow, croikey, that's a beaut!
     
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  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Oh man. Someone should deepfake him into some dino stuff.
     
  17. Post-War Tribal

    Post-War Tribal ᗟANN0 the owslendar [REDACTED]

    Nov 8, 2018
    Any idea what I've found?
    20221118_224208.jpg
     
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  18. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    None whatsoever - but definitely something
    I 100% urge you to literally take that stone, and bring it to your local natural history museum, and see if they are interested.
    They will be interested in exact provenance first and foremost - the *exact* location where you found it!

    If you don't wanna pester your local museum front desk staff, see if you can email or even phone-call them - it might be a bit awkward, but they usually appreciate this sort of contact highly!
    A lot of specimens are brought in by random pedestrians - in fact, they often depend on the public reporting finds to them, since they can't be everywhere!
    If you're lucky, you found something
    If you're luckier, you got something unique
    If you're the luckiest of boys, they might name it after you :V

    Seriously though, check whatever geology/natural history/university-type institutions you have nearby, mail or call them, and show them the rock or the photo - even if it's nothing! Tell us whatever you find out next :D
     
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