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Title: The New and Improved Dinosaur Thread
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Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 08:21 PM (GMT)
Who else loves dinosaurs. Let's all post dinosaurs. I became a palaeontologist for a reason. LETS ALL POST DINOSAURS.

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This is the best thread.

(Somebody move this to Animals and Nature. I don't know what the hell I was doing.)

BronzeGolem - February 20, 2013 08:26 PM (GMT)
You're a palaeontologist too?! T-rex hifive (technically a hitwo)!!


Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 08:27 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (BronzeGolem @ Feb 20 2013, 03:26 PM)
You're a palaeontologist too?! T-rex hifive (technically a hitwo)!!

(Shouldn't this be over on the animals side of the forum,doth? They weren't monsters after all (doth they did lead people to imagine griffins, dragons and giants), but real (awesome) animals

Sure am! *therizinosaur hi-five* Yeah, I realized where I posted afterwards. I'm sure somebody will move it.

Neini - February 20, 2013 08:33 PM (GMT)
my favorite dinosaur is elephants

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 08:34 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Neini @ Feb 20 2013, 03:33 PM)
my favorite dinosaur is elephants

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Vortan - February 20, 2013 08:36 PM (GMT)
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Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 08:37 PM (GMT)
I'm surprised at the number of palaeontologists on Bogleech.

BronzeGolem - February 20, 2013 09:34 PM (GMT)
Are you familiar with our theme song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zo2zY1Zqg

Also, triceratops have became a lot cuter since it was discovered they are all immature torosaurus( doth you have to amazed at the rapid and extensive bone growth they went through), doth I will be sad to loose the name, it's a nostalgic childhood thing, but I'm sure it will stick around for the next 20 years, people still say brontosaurus and they have been proved to be a fake, for what, 15 years now

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 09:38 PM (GMT)
I am! I'm actually pretty skeptical on the whole Torosaurus/Triceratops business. I'm pretty sure there was a counter-argument that decimated the entire theory. I do support that Dracorex is probably a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus though. How long have you been one, just curious? I got my pHd two years ago.

BronzeGolem - February 20, 2013 09:45 PM (GMT)
I'm just getting started, handed in the MSc thesis late October, got the certificate a couple of weeks ago, trying to find some kind of a job but no such luck yet, the museum I used to volunteer at will try to set me up with a picking assignment next month, hopefully something that will lead to some money

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 09:49 PM (GMT)
Neat! If there is any positions opening at Carnegie, I'll be sure to let you know! Also, I demand you find the most complete Cetiosaurus ever, it must be your goal.

dodoman1 - February 20, 2013 09:52 PM (GMT)
Fucking dinosaurs, man.

I'm not a paleontologist, but dinosaurs are fucking awesome.

I have a class about dinosaurs at college right now, and I have to write an educational children's book about Therizinosaurus. If I feel like scanning it all when it's done, I'll post it here.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 20, 2013 09:53 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (dodoman1 @ Feb 20 2013, 04:52 PM)
Fucking dinosaurs, man.

I'm not a paleontologist, but dinosaurs are fucking awesome.

I have a class about dinosaurs at college right now, and I have to write an educational children's book about Therizinosaurus. If I feel like scanning it all when it's done, I'll post it here.

YES FUCKING DO THAT. Therizinosaurus is my favorite dinosaur ever.

AlpacaStew - February 21, 2013 02:44 AM (GMT)
My favorite Dinosaur was the mighty Allosaurus. But alas, they have all fallen at the talons of the fearsome duck army. Now the only warriors that remain are chickens. They are the only hope of defeating the mighty ducks.

Pyro-Gibberish - February 21, 2013 02:48 AM (GMT)
I like dimetrodons a lot.

Also any and all aquatic dinosaurs fascinate me.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 21, 2013 02:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pyro-Gibberish @ Feb 20 2013, 09:48 PM)
I like dimetrodons a lot.

Also any and all aquatic dinosaurs fascinate me.

Pyro....aaguhh

AlpacaStew - February 21, 2013 08:51 PM (GMT)
Dimetrodons are wild childs.

BronzeGolem - February 21, 2013 09:31 PM (GMT)
I always wished I could have a Compsognathus as a pet, it's not the coolest one you could have, but it was one you could probably have without it being a hassle.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 21, 2013 09:49 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (BronzeGolem @ Feb 21 2013, 04:31 PM)
I always wished I could have a Compsognathus as a pet, it's not the coolest one you could have, but it was one you could probably have without it being a hassle.

I'd rather have a Microraptor or Rahonavis, but Compsognathus would be really neat too. I just want a non-avian dinosaur, any one.

dodoman1 - February 21, 2013 11:15 PM (GMT)
Compsognathus was avian.

It was a small theropod, therefore it was an avian dinosaur.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 12:46 AM (GMT)
In order to be considered an avian dinosaur, you have to be a member of Aves. Like a dodo!
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scythemantis - February 22, 2013 01:12 AM (GMT)
Or a member of Aves sapiens, like a DODOMAN.

dodoman1 - February 22, 2013 01:18 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Cuttlefish Pistachio @ Feb 21 2013, 07:46 PM)
In order to be considered an avian dinosaur, you have to be a member of Aves. Like a dodo!

Oh okay. I misunderstood what you meant by "non-avian dinosaur".

BronzeGolem - February 22, 2013 01:19 AM (GMT)
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I'm sorry, I'm so sorry, I know the board's feelings about memes, but I really like the trex arms were too short one, and maybe humour will drive away the drama

dodoman1 - February 22, 2013 01:23 AM (GMT)
how about you stop talking about it, then it might go away

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 01:32 AM (GMT)
Everybody can just look at this Miragaia for comfort.
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BronzeGolem - February 22, 2013 01:36 AM (GMT)
I've seen the holotype!

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 01:37 AM (GMT)
Lucky bastard! I've seen the Torvosaurus holotype *sticks out my tongue*

dodoman1 - February 22, 2013 01:50 AM (GMT)
I've seen the holotype of Atrociraptor.
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Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 01:51 AM (GMT)
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I've seen the drawing of Atrociraptor.

dodoman1 - February 22, 2013 01:51 AM (GMT)
Also why did Miragaia have so many goddamn neck vertebrae

It looks like you took a Kentrosaurus and played tug-o-war with it

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 01:53 AM (GMT)
I'm going to start italicizing the names from now on, even if it takes more time. Kentrosaurus isn't XTREME enough. It needed to extend itself to keep up with the times.

BronzeGolem - February 22, 2013 01:59 AM (GMT)
In all probability, it was adapting to a more sauropod lifestyle

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 02:03 AM (GMT)
Or sexual display, since it coexisted with some sauropods already. Probably a bit of both.

BronzeGolem - February 22, 2013 02:05 AM (GMT)
true

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 22, 2013 02:11 AM (GMT)
I'm a huge supporter of the All Yesterdays movement in Palaeontography, so I generally draw Miragaia with huge dewlaps.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 25, 2013 07:59 PM (GMT)
So there have been a few surveys to see how many people will draw a T.rex with accurate posture, and about 10% got it right. That alone annoyed me, but the dozens of idiots asserting that "We can't know how it stood because we've never seen one" is making me want to claw out my eyes. Also, every time I've shown how we know they start complaining that science can't be right because that's not what they were taught and grew up with.

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This is cool, I won't lie.

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I just don't understand what everyone hates about this.

BronzeGolem - February 25, 2013 09:20 PM (GMT)
People have been commenting on how it's going to be so great seeing feathered dinosaurs in the next Jurassic Park, but I'm very skeptical, because of exactly what you said, people don't accept change in their dinosaurs, if you showed that T.Rex in the next one, people, like the dumbasses they are, would think it was lame or f*%&ing gay, I don't see the studios doing it because they know this too. Plus a lot of this has been know for several years now, during which time several tv shows have shown dinosaurs, and they were still has feathered as those in Jurassic Park 3, because that's what people still expect to see.

Cuttlefish Pistachio - February 25, 2013 09:35 PM (GMT)
Honestly, I'd rather the dinosaurs stay as they were in the original movie. I know they'd like to make them accurate and everything, but the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park aren't and never will. They don't need to be updated. Velociraptors in JP aren't feathered, so why would they just spontaneously get feathers. People try to say the Frog DNA stats to become less prominent over the generations, and that explains the feathers. My problem with that is that the Velociraptors would also be smaller too.

dodoman1 - February 25, 2013 11:10 PM (GMT)
People who claim to be "dinosaur fans" who bitch and moan whenever they see a reconstruction of a dinosaur with feathers

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Sorry that the real world isn't cool enough for you, duder




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