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Dinosaurs' Answer To Wolverine

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,569 ✭✭✭✭ star-pants


    How odd ... pot belly... *bgrh* style?

    he kinda looks like he'd amble up behind you and rip your stomach open spilling your guts to the world


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,133 mysterious


    How intellegent were they.

    I hope they show the fossils of the dinosaurs that are classified;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,879 Coriolanus


    Blargh! I'd just spotted and was going to post it too. :D

    He looks absolutely bizarre and tbh, downright wrong, especially given that he's supposedly a herbivore. Wouldn't be the first time someone put a skeleton together wrong though.

    Abstract link seems dead btw.


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


    star-pants wrote: »
    How odd ... pot belly... *bgrh* style?

    Hmm, don't suppose they need a mascot do they?
    star-pants wrote: »
    he kinda looks like he'd amble up behind you and rip your stomach open spilling your guts to the world

    I doubt it. Best evidence suggests they were peaceful plant eaters. I'd say the claws were used for self defence and/or possibly pulling down leaves from branches.
    mysterious wrote: »
    How intellegent were they.

    Judging by their skulls, the therizinosaurs don't appear to be particularly intelligent dinosaurs. They most likely would have been less intelligent than the majority of carnivorous dinosaurs.
    mysterious wrote:
    I hope they show the fossils of the dinosaurs that are classified;)

    Careful now. I won't stand for this thread being derailed.
    Nevore wrote: »
    He looks absolutely bizarre and tbh, downright wrong, especially given that he's supposedly a herbivore. Wouldn't be the first time someone put a skeleton together wrong though.

    Well, a few therizinosaurs have been found so far and they're all pretty mad looking.
    Beipiaosaurus,
    pavel.riha.beipiaosaurus.small_small.jpg
    Falcarias.
    Falcarius1.jpg
    Therizinosaurus,
    therizinosaurus_cheloniformis2-web.gif
    Nevore wrote: »
    Abstract link seems dead btw.

    Working fine for me. Anyone else experiencing problems?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,569 ✭✭✭✭ star-pants


    Links working fine for me
    and that first pic you posted just there is scary.
    I guess the claws might be used for stripping branches?


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


    star-pants wrote: »
    I guess the claws might be used for stripping branches?

    Check out from 4:00 in (and keep watching, it's awesome)



    edit: embedding disabled, here's a link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYRU-dYcGDw


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


    Found this great picture of Nothronychus graffami by Victor Leshyk.


    therizinosaur-385x550.jpg


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 87,167 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    GiantGroundSloth2.jpg
    some DNA has survived , not enough to clone them though :(




    ground-sloth.jpg


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


    Um... while the giant ground sloth Megatherium probably did live in a similar ecolocigal niche as the therizinosaurs, I don't really get the relevence...


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 87,167 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Big claws, bad ass and like Wolverine in the thread title it's a mammal.

    Of course being elephant sized and having giant claws won't really help if you are up against humans :(


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