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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby kronoridley » 01.03.11 12:56pm

Recker wrote:aww end the debate, I was having fun though.
It was, but, all good things must come to an end....

Thank God it wasn't a "T-Rex scavenger vs. predator" debate, otherwise, we would have been here all night! z:P
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby Recker » 01.03.11 12:59pm

Lol I already was here all night, it's 3:39 in the morning, I'm really tired though so g'night
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby TheBlackCat » 01.03.11 7:18pm

kronoridley wrote:*sigh* Buffalos are bigger than lions! Utahraptors were bigger than their prey! Why would they hunt in packs if their prey was smaller?!

I've seen a pack of lions hunting something smaller than any of them (a warthog, specifically). They didn't succeed, but they did try. It usually isn't a matter of size, it is a matter of strategy, such as surrounding prey, leading it into an ambush, and so on.

Terror birds had feathers and probably hunted much the same as utahraptors (there were both pack-hunters and solitary hunters). They certainly ate things smaller than them (which was most things alive at the time if you are going with the earlier ones).
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby LesserChozo » 01.04.11 7:49am

Infinity's End wrote:Triceratops. BUT WHAT'S THIS? THEY DON'T EXIST!?

I like the Triceratops as well. And personally, I choose to believe the "Torosaurus" is an older Triceratops, not the other way around, as the article claims. Scientists can be dumb sometimes. <3
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby Naner » 01.04.11 8:26am

Yeah, just call the Torosaurus a Triceratops and it's done. For me, the Brontosaurus was always a personal favorite.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby kronoridley » 01.04.11 9:25am

It's name is apatosaurus, not brontosaurus!
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby Godot » 01.05.11 9:16pm

My faves would be (if were speaking generally here): Coelophysis for land, Liopleurodon for water, and Ornithocheirus for air. Other ancient life favorites are Anomalocaris and Coelocanth. generally speaking.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby LesserChozo » 01.05.11 9:21pm

Godot wrote:My faves would be (if were speaking generally here): Coelophysis for land, Liopleurodon for water, and Ornithocheirus for air. Other ancient life favorites are Anomalocaris and Coelocanth. generally speaking.

I have never heard of any of those dinosaurs.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby Azure Dragonius » 01.05.11 9:23pm

kronoridley wrote:It's name is apatosaurus, not brontosaurus!

It's either way, man. Apatosaurus is the normal name, but Brontosaurus is the popular name.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby TheBlackCat » 01.05.11 11:25pm

Godot wrote:My faves would be (if were speaking generally here): Coelophysis for land, Liopleurodon for water, and Ornithocheirus for air. Other ancient life favorites are Anomalocaris and Coelocanth. generally speaking.

So in other words, you liked Walking With Dinosaurs ;)

I personally would exclude coelocanths since they are still around.

By the way, I was in Brussels lately. When I went to the natural history museum there, they actually had a cast of Tiktaalik. I was really excited :) There were also some really cool fossils and models of early cambrian organisms that I had only seen in pictures, so that was really cool. Plus, since it was right near where most of the iguanodon fossils were found, they had probably over a dozen of them, half articulated and half in a reconstructed dig site directly underneath.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby Azure Dragonius » 01.06.11 12:30am

Godot wrote:Liopleurodon for water, and Ornithocheirus for air.

Yeah, I like those guys. They kick ass. Some of my favorites, actually.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby kronoridley » 01.06.11 12:32am

Godot wrote:My faves would be (if were speaking generally here): Coelophysis for land, Liopleurodon for water, and Ornithocheirus for air. Other ancient life favorites are Anomalocaris and Coelocanth. generally speaking.
Coelophysis.......*shivers*
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby ph00tbag » 01.06.11 3:08am

Stegosaurus's wacky plates and tail spikes always amused me.

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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby MaiAriSquee » 01.06.11 2:28pm

As a child I remember hearing that Stegosaurus had a brain in its tail. Was that ever confirmed or not?

BTW, anyone here ever read a comic called Age of Reptiles by Ricardo Delgado? It's pretty awesome, and totally taught me how to draw dinosaurs. XD Dark Horse is releasing an Omnibus on January 19th- consider it bought.
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Re: Favorite Dinosaur.

Postby LesserChozo » 01.06.11 3:41pm

MaiAriSquee wrote:As a child I remember hearing that Stegosaurus had a brain in its tail. Was that ever confirmed or not?
Not a brain, per se, but a cluster of nerves that acts like a sudo-brain. The way I heard it, it would take too long for the nerves in its tail to send a signal to the brain in its head. So the cluster in its butt was there to improve its reflexes, or something, given that its tail was pretty much its only means of defense. <3


And, personally, I liked Leonard Nimoy's Primeval series.
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