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Scary Monsters Science Took Away from Us

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    I bet Velociraptor is next


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    No doubt followed by 'scavenger' T-rex and Triceratops becoming Torosaurus.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    No doubt followed by 'scavenger' T-rex and Triceratops becoming Torosaurus.

    And probably that overhyped study about Smilodon having "a kitten's bite force"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,024 Owryan


    BBC's "planet dinosaur" had "spiny" as a right bad ass, so now science is saying thats not really true ?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Owryan wrote: »
    BBC's "planet dinosaur" had "spiny" as a right bad ass, so now science is saying thats not really true ?

    Its kind of a complicated issue...

    I think any creature as big as Spinosaurus and with jaws looking like this:

    spinosaursnout.jpg

    Should be considered badass regardless of whether it could beat T-Rex or not in a fight. Because that's where all the hate for Spinosaurus began; with Jurassic Park III.
    Before the movie came out, Spinosaurus was little known and no one really cared that some books already said it was as big or bigger than T-Rex.
    Lots of fanboys accused the JPIII Spinosaurus of being grossly oversized, when in reality fossil remains suggest it was BIGGER than the movie version. So fanboys will take any chance to make Spinosaurus look less badass now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Hmm, it would appear that the series has taken a turn in a peculiar direction:
    http://www.krank.ie/category/internets/scary-monsters-science-took-away-from-us-sea-serpent/

    Still sort of paleo I guess...


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    This week it's Dilophosaurus and Sinornithosaurus up for the chop.
    http://www.krank.ie/category/internets/scary-monsters-science-took-away-from-us-venomous-dinosaurs/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,024 Owryan


    Galvasean wrote: »
    This week it's Dilophosaurus and Sinornithosaurus up for the chop.
    http://www.krank.ie/category/internets/scary-monsters-science-took-away-from-us-venomous-dinosaurs/

    good job my 4 yo cant read well, otherwise he would be mighty pissed off with Dilophosaurus, but Sinornithosaurus still looks bad ass, even for a ginge.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Owryan wrote: »
    good job my 4 yo cant read well, otherwise he would be mighty pissed off with Dilophosaurus, but Sinornithosaurus still looks bad ass, even for a ginge.

    It wasn´t a ginger. Whoever wrote that article is mixing up Sinornithosaurus (the "venomous raptor") with Sinosauropteryx, a fuzzy relative to Compsognathus that was the first dinosaur to be "colored in" by science. Sinosauropteryx was a ginger- we still don´t know what color Sinornithosaurus was.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,024 Owryan


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Owryan wrote: »
    good job my 4 yo cant read well, otherwise he would be mighty pissed off with Dilophosaurus, but Sinornithosaurus still looks bad ass, even for a ginge.

    It wasn´t a ginger. Whoever wrote that article is mixing up Sinornithosaurus (the "venomous raptor") with Sinosauropteryx, a fuzzy relative to Compsognathus that was the first dinosaur to be "colored in" by science. Sinosauropteryx was a ginger- we still don´t know what color Sinornithosaurus was.

    Cheers for that.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,686 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Just as long as they don't say dunkleosteus was a filter feeder


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    It wasn´t a ginger. Whoever wrote that article is mixing up Sinornithosaurus (the "venomous raptor") with Sinosauropteryx, a fuzzy relative to Compsognathus that was the first dinosaur to be "colored in" by science. Sinosauropteryx was a ginger- we still don´t know what color Sinornithosaurus was.

    From scienceblogs:
    "In contrast, the filaments of the theropod Sinornithosaurus (Figure 3) are packed with regions that are rich in either eumelanosomes or phaeomelanosomes, indicating that they might have been speckled with the distinctive Hallowe’en motif; orange and black. "
    http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2010/01/28/orange-stripey-dinosaurs-fossi/

    Ooh, Halloween dinosaur :)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    From scienceblogs:
    "In contrast, the filaments of the theropod Sinornithosaurus (Figure 3) are packed with regions that are rich in either eumelanosomes or phaeomelanosomes, indicating that they might have been speckled with the distinctive Hallowe’en motif; orange and black. "
    http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2010/01/28/orange-stripey-dinosaurs-fossi/

    Ooh, Halloween dinosaur :)

    Well, I'll be damned! :eek: I had no idea they had colored Sinornithosaurus in too. My apologies!

    Now we need to know what color Beipiaosaurus, Yutyrannus, Dilong and Caudipteryx where. Among others...


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Well, I'll be damned! :eek: I had no idea they had colored Sinornithosaurus in too. My apologizes!

    Now we need to know what color Beipiaosaurus, Yutyrannus, Dilong and Caudipteryx where. Among others...

    Yeah, it's mad. We have what now? 3 (at least partially) ginger dinos?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Yeah, it's mad. We have what now? 3 (at least partially) ginger dinos?

    So, just to recap, we've been told about the colors of Sinosauropteryx, Anchiornis, Sinornithosaurus, Confuciusornis, and Archaeopteryx (although the latter based only on one feather) and there are rumors of Psittacosaurus as well. Any others I'm missing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    That's all I can remember anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    This week they've gone for Megaraptor. I guess Adam was half right in his first post.
    http://www.krank.ie/category/internets/scary-monsters-science-took-away-from-us-megaraptor/

    PS: anyone else noticing a strangely Freudian theme in this series?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    This week they've gone for Megaraptor. I guess Adam was half right in his first post.
    http://www.krank.ie/category/internets/scary-monsters-science-took-away-from-us-megaraptor/

    PS: anyone else noticing a strangely Freudian theme in this series?

    Haha the guy who writes this whines too much. How is Megaraptor any less awesome than the giant Velociraptor version? I bet if it had been found to be a dromaeosaur the guy would be complaining about how it probably was feathered and not as scary/badass as it would be otherwise.

    Personally I think Megaraptor and kin are among the scariest dinosaurs we know of; these guys were seemingly quite fast and they could easily disembowel their victim with one swipe of those gigantic claws. They probably looked more like the classic JP-Style raptors than actual raptors did.


  • Registered Users Posts: 714 Ziphius


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Haha the guy who writes this whines too much. How is Megaraptor any less awesome than the giant Velociraptor version? I bet if it had been found to be a dromaeosaur the guy would be complaining about how it probably was feathered and not as scary/badass as it would be otherwise.

    Personally I think Megaraptor and kin are among the scariest dinosaurs we know of; these guys were seemingly quite fast and they could easily disembowel their victim with one swipe of those gigantic claws. They probably looked more like the classic JP-Style raptors than actual raptors did.

    Yep, seems like he's clutching at straws here. I initially thought this was about the giant oviraptor Gigantoraptor. I could understand some disappointment if you expected a giant Jurassic Park Velociraptor and ended up with this

    Gigantoraptor_composite.jpg


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,686 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Ziphius wrote: »
    Yep, seems like he's clutching at straws here. I initially thought this was about the giant oviraptor Gigantoraptor. I could understand some disappointment if you expected a giant Jurassic Park Velociraptor and ended up with this

    feathers.png

    https://xkcd.com/1104/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    What's not to love about Gigantoraptor?



    :/


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    What's not to love about Gigantoraptor?



    :/

    The Planet Dinosaur version was less colorful but more badass:
    Gigantoraptor1.jpg

    Kind of like an early version of a terror bird. If it was indeed a predator, it is scary because I doubt it would kill you as quickly as a toothy predator would.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Yeah, that PD Gigantoraptor is one for the KILL IT WITH FIRE list. Terrifying thing altogether.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,024 Owryan


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Galvasean wrote: »
    What's not to love about Gigantoraptor?



    :/

    The Planet Dinosaur version was less colorful but more badass:
    Gigantoraptor1.jpg

    Kind of like an early version of a terror bird. If it was indeed a predator, it is scary because I doubt it would kill you as quickly as a toothy predator would.

    Fast or slow death, I think I would much prefer never having to find out lol.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Ziphius wrote: »
    Yep, seems like he's clutching at straws here.

    Based on the latest installment I think he's losing the Plot. This piece is a load of bollocks.
    I like puns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    Good grief what is the world coming to. :D


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Dinosaurs did have balls :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Dinosaurs did have balls :(

    Thankfully they had the good manners to keep 'em well hidden!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Thankfully they had the good manners to keep 'em well hidden!

    Dangling balls during the Mesozoic= asking for castration sooner or later.

    dinosaur_arsenal_4a.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Bahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You should mail them that :)


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