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Bye Bye, Brachyceratops

  • 12-08-2011 12:16am
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Seems that Brachyceratops is no more. A new study has found that it has too much in common with Rubeosaurus ovatus (formerly Styracosaurus ovatus) and therefore should be considered a juvenile form of it.
    This had been already considered, but only now, with the study of several specimens, confirmed.

    Sorry, no link for this one but here's a Rubeosaurus:
    Rubeosaurus.jpg


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,169 Alvin T. Grey


    Stop it. Just stop it.

    We now know how the dinosaurs actually became extinct. They were reclassified as "rocks"...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    Handsome looking beast, and I am not influenced by the name...Honestly:D


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


    According to my Dad there are only a few kinds of dinosaur:

    - squaty horny f#ckers (ceratopsians mainly, but also includes stegoosaurs and ankylosaurs for some reason)
    - lanky necked f#ckers (sauropods and prosauropods)
    - big toothy f#ckers (large theropods)
    - little sneaky bastards (small theropods including raptors, compies etc.)
    - dopey looking f#ckers (hadrosaurs and ornithopods in general)
    - freaks


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


    Galvasean wrote: »
    According to my Dad there are only a few kinds of dinosaur:

    - squaty horny f#ckers (ceratopsians mainly, but also includes stegoosaurs and ankylosaurs for some reason)
    - lanky necked f#ckers (sauropods and prosauropods)
    - big toothy f#ckers (large theropods)
    - little sneaky bastards (small theropods including raptors, compies etc.)
    - dopey looking f#ckers (hadrosaurs and ornithopods in general)
    - freaks

    Funny... I've been called a little sneaky bastard myself XD


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    Adam Khor wrote: »
    Funny... I've been called a little sneaky bastard myself XD

    I think most of those have been used for me on occasion
    :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,169 Alvin T. Grey


    Galvasean wrote: »
    According to my Dad there are only a few kinds of dinosaur:

    - squaty horny f#ckers (ceratopsians mainly, but also includes stegoosaurs and ankylosaurs for some reason)
    - lanky necked f#ckers (sauropods and prosauropods)
    - big toothy f#ckers (large theropods)
    - little sneaky bastards (small theropods including raptors, compies etc.)
    - dopey looking f#ckers (hadrosaurs and ornithopods in general)
    - freaks

    *Spits coffe all over the place. Coughs uncontrollably. Family think he needs medical attention*

    It even covers Therozinosaurus accuratly!

    Lanky necked dopey looking freak......

    Some very funny (yet accurate) observation going on there.
    Your dad might have just simplified cladistics to a usable level.


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