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 Post subject: The Dinosaur/Prehistoric Life Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Here, we discuss about all things related to dinosaurs and what makes them the most spectacular animals that had once lived on our planet. We'll be also talking about other prehistoric creatures that lived before, alongside, and after the dinosaurs too.

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Which dinosaur is the most similar to a yoshi?


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The dinos, early birds, & ancient mammals are basically similar in their physiological structures/organizations to many species, including ours, nowadays (I bet the DNAs of most, if not all, of them are more than 50% similar) - I wonder if Mother Nature had experimented w/ some way more bizzare species before them. :D

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Yoshaur?

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The dinos, early birds, & ancient mammals are basically similar in their physiological structures/organizations to many species, including ours, nowadays (I bet the DNAs of most, if not all, of them are more than 50% similar) - I wonder if Mother Nature had experimented w/ some way more bizzare species before them. :D


But they were all bigger and fuglier though. :oh:

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Yoshaur?


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 Post subject: Re: The Dinosaur/Prehistoric Life Thread
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The dinos, early birds, & ancient mammals are basically similar in their physiological structures/organizations to many species, including ours, nowadays (I bet the DNAs of most, if not all, of them are more than 50% similar) - I wonder if Mother Nature had experimented w/ some way more bizzare species before them. :D


But they were all bigger and fuglier though. :oh:

Yes, many of them were bigger, but I'm not sure whether they're fuglier, tho, as it depends on what aesthetic standards you're using. :)

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Which dinosaur is the most similar to a yoshi?

Not any dinosaur known from the fossil record for sure. Usually parody artists depict Yoshi as a tyrannosaur, even though Yoshi sports 4 digits on each hand(which advanced tyrannosaurs only have 2 on each hand). Not to mention that Yoshi has a turtle shell on his back and chameleon-like tongue, which no dinosaur has developed highly modified hyoid bones, tongue muscles and collagenous elements that could give them the ability to project their tongues upon their prey.

Going by the 4 digits on his hands, I speculate that Yoshi might be an species of an advanced ceratosaur(an abelisaur perhaps), which are a primitive clade of theropod dinosaurs

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Which dinosaur is the most similar to a yoshi?

a raptor


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Which dinosaur is the most similar to a yoshi?

a raptor


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Raptors only have three digits on their hands, not four. Also, a raptor is usually small, with the exception of the Utahraptor. I'd also like to point out that Yoshi's are omnivorous. Raptors are carnivorous!


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Raptors only have three digits on their hands, not four. Also, a raptor is usually small, with the exception of the Utahraptor. I'd also like to point out that Yoshi's are omnivorous. Raptors are carnivorous!


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So as you can see, I didn't say any were an exact copy. Just which one is most similar. A banana is the most similar fruit to a giraffe. Doesn't mean they are exactly the same, but of all the fruits, it looks most like a giraffe.

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Not to mention that Yoshi has a turtle shell on his back


What? That would make him unbearable to ride on. What makes you think that isn't padding like the bottom of a dog's paw?


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Cute =^_^= (even tho I know it'd still be dangerous if I happened to meet it lol ).

BTW, is it domesticated (re: its neck ring)? :)

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Cute =^_^= (even tho I know it'd still be dangerous if I happened to meet it lol ).

BTW, is it domesticated (re: its neck ring)? :)

I guess so. That's the Yoshi from the Super Mario Bros. movie.

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Cute =^_^= (even tho I know it'd still be dangerous if I happened to meet it lol ).

BTW, is it domesticated (re: its neck ring)? :)

I guess so. That's the Yoshi from the Super Mario Bros. movie.

Stupid me - I didn't know that, tho I've heard about that movie. XD

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Newly discovered horned dinosaur...with a huge schnoz.

Meet Nasutoceratops titusi
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A big-nosed and bull-horned ceratopsian is automatically deemed cool in my book. :cool:

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^ Its horns were probably used for fighting, like bulls do w/ theirs. And the big nose could be used for making some unique sound for long-distance communication? Its crest & mouth look typical, tho. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Dinosaur/Prehistoric Life Thread
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Researchers have discovered two 100-million-year old insects trapped in amber that are so unusual, they represent an entire new order of insect.

Finding a whole new order of insect is an extremely rare event, and it brings the total amount of known orders within the class to 32.


The insect, which is now known as Aethiocarenus burmanicus, has alien-like eyes, a triangular head, a long and flat body, and slender legs.

The unusual nature of its characteristics required the creation of a new order - the taxonomic category below class and above family - which the team has called Aethiocarenodea.

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^ Its "facial expression" looks a bit like this --> :googly: lol

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^ The clip feels a bit (sadly) comical. lol

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This is quite a controversial hypothesis.

Dinosaurs were big cause the gravity millions of years ago was weak. :ohmy:

Also with a weaker gravity time moves faster. :oh:


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Jurassic Park's most iconic scenes should have run a little slower, based on new research suggesting our favourite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, couldn't manage more than a walk.

Calculating the top speed of the tyrant lizard king seems to be an obsession for paleontologists, who have debated over the decades whether the giant predator was a sprinter or a stroller. It turns out that while T. rex could still take quick steps, any serious gait would leave it with more than just a bad case of shin splints.


All my :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:'s

Seriously??? :question: :siren: :question: :siren: :wtf: :siren: :question: :siren: :question:

Makes sense for it to shrink it arms though. :confused: :? :confused:

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^ Looks like the T. rex could be seen like the disabled. :P

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Using mass spectrometry techniques, the researchers were able to detect pigments in the scales of the dinosaur. Interestingly, they found that the specimen's colouring was light on the underside of the body and a darker reddish-brown on top.

This colouration is known as countershading, which is a common form of camouflage seen in a variety of animals today, including penguins and deer. The two-toned concealment tends to show up in animals that are under pressure from predators.


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^ That's an amazing find. :cool:

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^ Producers of shows like Ultraman & Kamen Rider could get good inspirations from some of those creatures while designing the MOTDs. lol

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^ Would be a handy source of protein for us if we'd already been there at the time (they probably tasted like crabs & lobsters, BTW). lol

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